The paintings of Amanda Davies suggest their inspiration may lie in biographical introspection. However, this artist is primarily interested in the ability of painting to present both real and fictive experiences. Situated in ambiguous spaces, which reference sites or memories of medical care, Davies’ images confront the viewer with their unexpected and uncertain subject matter. Do they portray the artist’s experience? The visceral impact of Davies’ images is accentuated by her technique of painting with high contrast, saturated colours in reverse on plastic.