Barbara Allan's exhibition, The Painted Lens, is one of pure, unenhanced photographic images. In her words, "My passion for painting has always influenced my photography. The subjects which attract me are the ones I would also like to paint." Indeed, her works have been described as "canvasses on film". She uses all the elements of the photographic pallet - light, shadow, colour, form and texture, combining these in subtle mixtures that create both captivating and dream- like visions.