`I don’t think one paints for any other reason than to produce something new.
My painting now has little resemblance to that of the 1950s – as though one has
any choice about one’s own development. All one can do is forge one’s own path,
respond to the last painting and hope that the present painting leaves a clue for the next one.’
A painter and printmaker, Derrick Greaves’ work gained critical acclaim in the 1950s as a member of the Beaux Arts Quartet, the so-called ‘Kitchen Sink’ realist painters who emanated from the Royal College of Art (1948–52)…