Looking at this body of recent work from Mary Grant's studio we are conscious of the past and present. There is a sense of clock-time imploding into the apparent contradiction of the past fused with the here and now. Via the individual memory of the artist, seeing and experiencing the landscape as any of us might, then transforming and translating this into a fixed image, any one of her paintings creates a memorial of sorts, a testimony for a time of looking and feeling. A landscape painting, especially a figurative one, might be considered a kind of snapshot, particularly as we are so accustomed to photographic imagery. A canvas holds the potential to be a palimpsest for feelings, joyful or sorrowful, celebratory or despairing - or simply captivating and contemplative.