Let’s suppose there is a kingdom beyond this one we know, where instead of a ruling power there is a kind of beingness. There we might sit down together and notice the things that move us deeply within as well as without. Here we might pay tribute to the ordinary as extraordinary and the unnoticed comes into view as the very centre of what’s important. Here a vessel comes into view that we honour as the very best of one another. Tribute is about that story. I painted Tribute as I was going through a very painful breakup and I am grateful it honed my way of seeing what is important.

Oil on canvas, 810 x 710 mm including frame