Man In The Sky was inspired by Chris Bullzini’s tightrope walk across Norwich at the opening of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2019. It was a truly magical experience watching his slow, theatrical walk, without ropes or net, which spanned Norwich Market from Jarrolds to The Forum and I began the painting the very next day. A spotlight illuminated him white against the night sky.

The oil paint is thickly applied and textural in this painting- I felt it deserved a rich luxurious finish and wanted to experiment drawing with the paint, carefully moving the buttery texture around creating the forms.