b. 1957, UK; lives and works in London

1975-79 Slade School of Fine Art, London, BA 

Entering the world of Vicken Parsons’ paintings is a unique experience. The fragments of remembered or imagined interiors and landscapes are small, ethereal, intimate and yet contradictory, opening up into something much larger than itself.This play with contradiction and space are echoed in her choice of materials: painted on thick wooden panels using layers of thin translucent oil paint, her palette of neutral whites and greys will suddenly shock with an introduction of a vibrant line of colour.