Luke Elwes is not primarily a writer but a painter of increasing assurance and distinction. His new work (at Rebecca Hossack Gallery, 12 April-15 May) has a sensuous simplicity of form which yet alludes to a multiplicity of intent. As Elwes so eloquently puts it: ‘These paintings are about landscape: what we mean by it, and what the nature of our relationship to it is. Do we control it, with our instinctive impulse to order the world around us, or are we more fundamentally a part of it, caught in a living web of connections? Landscape is a journey of exploration, at once internal and external. And it is not a journey that can yield a singular truth.’

Editorial, Royal Academy Magazine, Number 38/Spring 1993