Magic Mushroom (Oil on canvas, 28 31 ins)
Passing a Palazzo (Oil on canvas, 36 x 36 ins)
Train with Prickly Pear (Soller) (Oil on canvas, 24 x 24 ins)
I'm beginning to put together some pictures for a new Figure8 show in Bishop Auckland Town Hall. There won't be any new paintings from me in the show, but I'm trying out some combinations of old and new ones to see what resonances they might draw from one another. I rather like the old Hoppings paintings (the two at the top) with the more recent vaporetto, car and train images.
The Hoppings paintings date from 2004 and show that even then I was intrigued by the idea of "people in containers".