NH480 ‘Shadows 11 - White Steps (Siphnos 1)’ 18 x 18 inches   45.5 x 45.5 cm   Acrylic on Canvas    2016 
          Both this painting and ‘Shadows 12 – White Walls’ feature external steps of whitewashed  buildings against vivid blue sky. They quietly display a clarity and a simplicity. In both cases the  space and depth of the structure represented lends richness to a surface that could almost  equally be read purely as an arrangement of carefully balanced shapes and tones. Certainly  the abstract qualities are very immediate, but the elements of texture and the emphasis on the  edges of the shadows enliven the pictorial space.