I was going through an unexpected time of turmoil (divorce) when I started this. Then I visited Arles where Van Gogh lived and was hospitalised. His work is everywhere and had an impression on my already strongly coloured work. I was painting with several excellent artists including "Pete the Street" Peter Brown and Norman Telling (post impressionist, romantic painter and came back to completely change this painting. It needs varnish and frame in about 12 months.