I really like Patrick Hughes’ paintings and his 3D constructions were an obvious inspiration for my Cornershop pictures. Looking at my sketchbook scan here makes me think I should go out and do more. I don’t know if he’s painted this kind of subject before but I was amused to see his latest work (see below).
If you’ve never seen his constructions you really need to stand in front of them to get the effect. They are great fun, so visit Flowers between 14 July and 3 September 2001.