GALLERY: This is a very interesting painting. It is a chaotic jumble both without order and with order. It's complexity is such that it is almost impossible to analyse. In some ways it reminds me of the Cezanne landscapes with the shapes of houses sliding behind one another both flat and jagged in a complicated pattern. These paintings by Cezanne were supposedly the forerunner of Picasso's cubism, but cubism is about multiple facets of the same view with a tendency to ugliness, and Holton's painting is obviously a single representational view but somehow still multifaceted. It definitely not ugly, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder. ARTIST: "Its difficult to explain the process of painting like this. There is no plan and I have no idea how the painting will look when it is finished. Somehow you keep making marks; keeping the bits you like; hiding some; adding others; making paths; making connections; colouring with the nicest colours in your palette; glazing to integrate and hope to hell that it works."