"Painting is a classic medium, timeless even. Sure it’s had its ups and downs in popularity, but it has remained a staple in arts practice through the ages. It also remains the most complex and challenging art medium out there. As art has developed and changed from its inception as simple communication (cave paintings) to the NOW!, painting has had some challenges to take on: photography, video, performance, the digital… but during my rounds of the degree shows this year, the painting work has continued to impress. When it’s done well, it can be, quite simply, the best."