Hope – oil on canvas – 61 x 61 cm
This picture was begun when I was staying in Fambridge. The young tree in full blossom looked fine from my first floor window however its surroundings were mundane. Looking at the painting back in London I realized that the only bit of it I liked was the blossom so in order to give it some more bite I decided to paint in some moonlit ruins. The picture has a surreal quality which I find soothing.