Walking George

The painting is:
A: A celebration of the enforced simplicity of the last two years where just walking and looking became for many ,for the first time, an end in itself.
B: A tableau from a small rural theatrical production entitled ‘No Way Home’. It is set in the farthest fringe of empire where a fierce botanical battle still rages. It does eventually and predictably end with all protagonists rotting in common ground.
C: A reflecting on the intriguing pictorial inventions of Indian Miniature painting while walking the dog along paths that sometimes become almost too familiar to see.
D: All the above.

Stephen Lees

2022, Highly Commended

Oil panel