Janet Gough: “Sometimes my paintings are collages of moments where I play with real representative collage. I preserve a memory (watercolour on tissue paper) responding with this media to the fragile nature of the subject, which I seal with layers of varnish into a still life.
“If I’m listening to music the lyrics sometimes link subconsciously into pieces of my work. Eventually they become entangled in the paint on the canvas.
“I try to find beauty in the small everyday moments of life, and share it through my paintings. On the days that I get lost, I go back to Matisse, Picasso. I also read Hockney, whose personal perspective lifts my spirits and always makes me seek to find ‘pink through blue’.”