NH460 ‘Venice - Grand Canal Façade 28 x 60 inches    71 x 152 cm    Acrylic on Canvas    2014 
   This painting provides an opportunity to focus on a figure and ground, shape and  colour geometry, in a wide format. The arcading of the elegantly proportioned façade of  the building, with its’ primary interplay of verticals and horizontals moderated by curves and circles, rhythmically punctuates the picture plane. The basic underlying architectural  structure is overlaid with a fairly elaborately detailed surface and these patterns and  textures provide an extra visual enrichment, but not one that competes with the cohesion  of the whole.