Like Pebbles on a Beach

Medium: Oil on canvas

Size: 120cm x 120cm

Date: 2007

This painting was inspired by the Paul Weller song, ‘Like pebbles on a beach’ from 1995. The first verse being:

Like pebbles on a beach
Kicked around, displaced by feet
Oh, like broken stones
They’re all trying to get home

The 3 pebbles have embryonic figures inside, representing me, my husband and daughter. By 2007 we were living in the Scottish Highlands, having moved home several times in the preceding years. We were in a settled phase at that time and I think we all felt more at peace by the sea and the mountains, after having been ‘kicked around’ by life, it felt like home.