Jocelyn Burton is one of life's originals, an explosive, opinionated, bubbling being, all of which is amply reflected in her work. Everything is very exact and technically perfect. Her drawings for commissions rank as works of art in their own right. In all of this she stands at the end of a centuries old tradition; she is fully conversant with so many of the skills once taken for granted but which are now in danger of being lost. She also works firmly within what one might describe as the classical tradition. If that evokes in some people's minds objects which are dull and conventional you could not be wider of the mark. There's always a twist and madness to her work which makes it belong very much to the present. In her work the past is reborn in a form that could only ever belong to the Twenty-First Century.