JILL MIRZA ‘Hydra - Red Taxi Boats’ 14 x 18 in  /  35.5 x 45.5 cm    Acrylic on Canvas   2009
A gorgeous, enclosed harbour with the slash of red of the taxi boats is the central  image of this painting about the island of Hydra. Using a limited palette of blue, white  and pale orange I have attempted to convey the sense of enclosure, the town stacked  up round the basin. Close up details are juxtaposed with wider vistas to play with the  space – each image linked with small visual devices, moving the eye round the picture  and back to the central, more open space.