Lucy McKenzie


This trompe l'oeil interior painting was produced as a backdrop for my work after I had seen the effect that the context of a private or semi-private space has on art display. This was the third time this backdrop had been used as a display device: first for my own work, then for a friend and fellow painter Alan Michael, and now for the photographs of Eileen Quinlan in a private collection in California. The work was slightly damaged in transit, so I am touching up surface scratches with a thin glaze of oil paint after having dusted the entire surface of clinging debris.