Empty spaces are intriguing. They can be silent and still or stir with the memory or expectation of activity. Inevitably they are touched by the reflection of our own inner world and it is this potential which inspires my paintings. I paint ordinary, everyday objects in large empty spaces and explore the strangely human characteristics the objects reveal both alone and in relation to each other.

Compositions are often ambiguous as perspectives are skewed, horizons become tables and domestic interiors merge with the wild natural world. As our perspective is challenged we are tempted to forget what we know and respond to the ordinary in a new way.

Beth Richardson