JILL MIRZA ‘Swanage Bay, Summer’ 19¾ x 39  in / 50 x 100 cm    Acrylic on Canvas   2012
Round the central image of the beach in Swanage small images are arranged. It is  a narrative painting, the images are snapshots of significant events, objects and places  that sum up the spirit of the English seaside town in Summer. The challenge when  painting it was to make the images balance each other and relate so that the whole  image reads coherently as an arrangement of shapes and colours which can be  appreciated from a distance, as a patchwork, the smaller images making a decorative  border for the central painting.