'I write stories just for myself to develop characters, then find a person who fits that character. I cover them with barrier cream and dress them with a costume which I have made from charity shop stuff. My assistant hands me the paint from 20-50 pots on the go at a time and sprays water to keep it wet- I have got 15-20 minutes before the paint dries. My photographer takes anything from 6 to 40 shots; therell only ever be one that really works, where they sit like a statue and the painting is right'
(B. Ritson in conversation with P. Carey-Kent and V. MacDonald, in Art World, October-November 2007, p. 66).