My interest now is in trying to paint the human figure in a contemporary way. Attempting to reveal human potential in its diversity, at rest or interacting. This has led to an ongoing exploration of renewing figure painting within a continuing tradition and beyond.
‘The paintings explore the human figure, sometimes moving, sometimes gestural, but always in response to events or intending to act and sometimes with another figure. The situations the figures are in determines to some extent the form they take and inform the scenes they enact. On the surface these situations can be simple, for example, a waiting figure, a sharing couple, or possibly a running figure.’
From Lynn Ahrens in conversation with Paul Dale "The List" March 2010