In the late 1990s, Tanning was struck by a vision of a purple-coloured flower that she immediately committed to canvas. More soon followed, eventually becoming a series of 12. Six of them are on display at the Alison Jacques Gallery, alongside a number of preparatory drawings. Tanning painted from the mind’s eye, rather than life, and there’s something innately otherworldly about her creations. And what’s really interesting is just how varied they are: some resemble mollusc-like creatures; others, the landscapes of alien planets.