Lynn Paula Russell started painting these large coloured canvases in the late 1980s, and selections appeared in the two anthologies of her work published by The Erotic Print Society in 1997 and 2000; she has continued to produce similar work since. She describes them as being part of her long-standing view of nature as a mystical lifeforce, bringing together the human form and natural phenomena – landscapes, flowers, trees, clouds and water – to create sensual and mystical ‘bodyscapes’.