I was an art student at Liverpool Art School in 1965 and I was fascinated by the incongruous image of a horse and cart delivering milk to the residents of the modern city. I followed the vehicle on it's rounds and made photographic and sketched studies of it's progress. My photographs were exhibited at the Walker Art Gallery at an end of term exhibition. One of my proudest boasts was that the curator of the museum told my tutor that the pictures which I captured were some of the most enigmatic images of the city which he had ever seen. I have painted two versions of the scene. I was pleased to see the first in the background to a television series. The latest image illustrates not only the classic balance of shape and colour but enabled me to produce a free abstract passage in the reflections evident in the windows.