Simon Bayliss interviews painter Gabriella Boyd about her work and process.
Boyd notes: "It’s important for me that the viewer believes in the space enough to imagine being in it. Normally I'll start with quite a solid structure, a much more realistic space, and then gradually break away from that... For my belief in a space that I'm painting, or for my own security even, it's important that it starts with something architecturally sound... I begin by building theatrical installations – rearranging a domestic space, using everyday furniture as well as dramatic props. These sets help me to bridge the gap between reality and the world that I'm painting."