‘He drew himself as Nelson, he pitched himself into the sea-storms inhabited by Turner, he dreamt and prayed his way into the Annunciation and Nativity. His infants are already wise and he paints Shakespeare and Blake as if, with all their wisdom, they are embryonic’

— Alexandra Harris, critic, Guardian First Book Winner, 2018

‘I work from an image like Billie Holliday sings the blues and she says she never sings the same song twice’

— Dennis Creffield, 2005