From the artist:
My artistic heroes include Dubuffet, de Kooning, Prunella Clough, Auerbach, John Piper and my previous tutor Stewart Geddes. Like them, I can look at what would be described as ugly sights that are decayed, run down, weathered, etc but I will see sheer sublime beauty! I loved the harmony of different coloured greys in this scene, I loved that grey green on the building now demolished. Right next to the sea, the sea colouring is in this picture as well as textures of pebbles. The weathering and textures of the wall is also described.