“Arrival” took a long time to finish. It began with some large brush strokes made with a surge of energy. I wanted vigour and mess and something untamed and free. Soon after came the single watery fluorescent yellow marks applied over the top of some previous marks. I liked these and they survived the obliteration of several subsequent layers. I finally arrived at the layer of creamy white, through which can be seen hazy shapes. These seem to be not yet formed but gathering themselves together as possibilities.