It wasn’t until the late 17th and early 18th centuries that the idea of ‘landscape’ painting took hold. Since then the form, usually horizontal, has captured our imaginations and dictated the way we perceive the real environment. The paintings in this exhibition attempt to explore sensations of places in a different way that allows the spectator a more creative role. Many of the images are vertical in format, increasing speculation as to hidden aspects. Blocks of text in some of the pictures mark the passing of time and record sensations experienced, but often not visually, during the making of the drawings on which the paintings are based. The spectator can bring their own memories to bear in reconstructing the experience of the place.