Sight and vision – a metaphorically charged duality and surely the most crucial agenda for that vocation we call painting. Sight is a physical process shaped by the mind with all its pre-suppositions and prejudices into a set of habits essential if humans are to remain functional. What is lost in this process, though, is the immediacy of perception and the ability to see beyond surface appearances to a greater reality. This is vision – the combination of visual freshness and what we call insight, or understanding...The images of the sandstone mass of headlands defined by the restless light of the horizon and relentless waves have the dreamlike quality of after-images. The clarity of everyday sight dissolves, interrogated by memory, reflection and an emotional self which is as inconstant as the landscape observed. What we see is a visual memory and we struggle to resolve the uncertainty of this fugitive image.