If we look closely at the work of Michelle Parsons, we are immediately drawn in by washes of colour and tone with impasto flourishes. “Lobster Square” is one such piece: blue, yellow and fleshy reds set against an ivory, shadowed backdrop clash against each other in an enthralling debate of colour and form. The ultramarine lobster sits on its background, unabashed and proud. The deep colour is striking and the brash yellow colour outlining its pincer seeks to reach out and afflict us. Parsons style has an adaptive reverence for the subject and yet does not rely on it. Instead, Parson’s elevates the forms with bright use of colour and suggestive mark making. The resulting pieces are proud declarations of colour and expression.