The scene was inspired by a family walk along the Ridgeway in the Chiltern Hills.
At first glance, this oil on board shows a couple of people walking on a grass path. The image projects a feel of everyday life, of a journey together in a safe place surrounded by the sanctuary of nature, a ridgeway between the worries of the recent pandemic.
The synchronous steps and similar poses show complicity and affection. The head of the woman slightly turned towards her elder companion is a sign of attention and respect. Is he telling a revealing story of his life? Is he giving her a suggestion on how to solve a problem?