Luke Elwes is an artist of extremes. He paints with a zany sobriety, with a wild freedom that is both serious and disciplined. His new work carries both extremes even further than before. It has all the exhilarating power of an artist wholly personal and true, and at the same time, there is a profound and objective intensity. We are forced to look deeply, not only at Elwes ‘world’, but at our own. We are most beautifully stopped in our tracks.

Sister Wendy Beckett

August 1991