As an abstract painter, the concept behind Anna D'Avanzo's work portrays strong autobiographical elements that reflect and link directly to her emotional response to the landscape. She attempts to unravel the experiences of the moment from both external and internal points of view. This creative process, she says " incorporates a superstructure and the accidental potential that is fired up within it. This, combined with shifting picture planes as well as depiction of colour, allows conscious and well as unconscious shapes and forms to present themselves on the canvas. Butterflies, a flock of migrating geese, the vastness and intensity of a mountain range all add to the fragility and beauty of our changing landscapes. Juxtaposed with the forces of nature, it is this element of tension which is the starting point for the paintings."