Sarah Hanly constructs her paintings in response to mundane domestic subjects that surround her. Though painting, she aims to seek out, and draw attention to, subtle elements of a scene that might normally go unnoticed. Her process involves looking closely, analysing the way light falls on a surface, like a unique signature altering the appearance of everything it touches. She is drawn to structures and forms that naturally hold a composition together, using colour to determine the warmth and mood of an image. She seeks to create compelling representations of that which might otherwise be ignored.