Painter, Novelist, Poet

‘The Brighton Triptych’: inspired by my Brighton poem ‘Lemon Jelly’ and my beloved Jean – a vision of goodness and loveliness distilled from all the women I have known, read about, or imagined, and yearned to find embodied in one radiant being who manifests herself to me with the luminosity of an ikon, or a portrait by Leonardo or Vermeer, in order to freeze frame the transient nature of my life and stop everything that is fine and precious from being lost in a world in which goodness has become a greatly devalued – even burdensome – currency of human intercourse.