Made over the last two years during Miller’s weekly visits to Hall’s studio, a shared working practice for both painters that began by circumstance and became formalised during the pandemic. The resulting works arise from the gift of a quietude and unexpected sanctuary inhabited by both artists as they respond through painting to the worlds in which they find themselves. Patrick Hall at eighty six, continues his open-ended working mediations on consciousness and freedom. Nick Miller pursues his longterm engagement with portraiture, taking ‘being in the moment of making’ and the encounter with Hall himself as his subject. In these repeated moments of Sanctuary – in work and in company – the painter paints the painter painting.