NH468 ‘The Ice Cream Cone’ 18 x 18 inches    45.5 x 45.5 cm    Acrylic on Canvas    2015 
   The tension between non-figurative pictorial surface and illusionist pictorial depth is at  play here. Divided vertically into exact halves, this painting concentrates attention on lines,  shapes and colour patterns, rhythms and balances in order to create a structured colour/shape  composition. The apparently mundane subject-matter, which demands attention nevertheless,  provides an opportunity to utilize variations of colour, texture and shape for their own sake.