People often confess that they don’t know what to feel when faced with the work of Eadie Newman and Merryn Sommerville. Newman’s work is introspective, with strange human bodies and animal characters that are surreal, poignant and fiercely witty. She draws intuitively, with delicate line, a fleshy colour palate and intimate scale. Sommerville’s ostensibly innocent pastel drawings employ the figure of the child to communicate complex feelings about adult awareness of life and death. The dark background, luminous application of colour and sensitive mark-making give her portraits an intensity and dark beauty.