NH485 ‘Shadows 15 - Through The Window’ 24 x 24 inches   61 x 61 cm   (Diagonal  34 inches  86.5 cm)   Acrylic on Canvas    2017 
          The quality of this image lies in the control and balance of the shapes and colours. The  device of splitting the painting in two halves is modified by the placing of the shadow linking the two halves of the picture. It operates as a flat composition, but there is the added frisson that  there is depth in the picture – you are looking through the image on the picture plane to what  lies beyond. The balancing acts between horizontals, verticals and the diagonals, parallel to the edges of the painting, dominate the pictorial space.