Towards the clay country ( https://www.hendersonsmith.co.uk/product/towards-clay-country-mid-cornwall/ ) came from noticing an ‘echo’ between the gable-end of an isolated Cornish farmhouse and a clay country ‘pyramid’ among the distant hills. Whatever immediate concerns one has there is often some correspondence to be found with events at a distance. At the time of painting this mine had become very domestic with a temporary relocation brought about as part of an insurance claim. However, upheaval and change are part of so many people’s lives I realised. This all resolved for me in this painting as a series of bands of colour. Coaxing them into ‘singing’ together by the way I painted them seemed to give poignancy to this process of resolution, a coming-to-terms with the change I was living through.