Like so many of us, my childhood was spent living next to the beach. Earlier this year whilst walking along this beach with my father, we talked about how this land/seascape had become such an integral part of my creative psyche. In retrospect I realised I have used this land/seascape as a reference point for recurring themes but in an almost unconscious manner. For this exhibition I wanted to consolidate these themes and bring them together in a group of paintings that would present the notion of a connection between childhood and adulthood and the understanding that with these associations a sense of place equals a sense of self.
Mandy Hunniford 2004