Michelle Heron

There is a Light That Never Goes Out

Jackson’s Painting Prize 2020
40 x 50 cm

“‘There’s a light that never goes out’ (named after the Smith’s song) is a painting of a closed sweet shop in Greenford, London. The light has been left on for over 20 years by the daughter of the owner who passed away, keeping it on as a lasting memory to her mother. There are still old, faded sweet packets in the windows and old jars of sweets on the shelves inside.”