"What I love most about producing a body of work like this, is how all-consuming the process can become. My initial idea was to make a collection of works that would record the various phases of twenty years as a professional landscape painter. If this first notion starts to develop and attract other ideas, that’s a great sign that there’s potential for something special - the possibilities start to outrun any doubts I suppose. Twelve distinct pieces began to emerge. Working on them, it was difficult to avoid the sense of a story, told through various visions. At times they open up to an expansive distance, at others there are interludes of more intimate interior reflection. It struck me that the final pieces would invite viewers to chart their own journey through each piece and likewise the whole collection.
It’s easy to fall into the stereotype of the artist being individually driven and uniquely responsible for the work they produce, but I would like to thank Tiffany, Matthew and Christina for their continued support, care and patience. For various reasons this body of work has felt like a strange quest and I'm certain I would not have got to this point without them".
- James Naughton, 2022
If you are interested in any of the reserved paintings, it is worth contacting the gallery as they may become available.