This work concentrates on one person - my younger brother. It looks at his experiences and who he is becoming and, more widely, the vulnerability of young males in country villages. I have used a combination of painting and photomedia, painting in a loose style using “wet on wet” watercolour techniques to create washes of different flesh tones and then manipulating the images. I switch backwards and forwards between the two media, applying different layers of painted surfaces, text and textural surfaces. The use of found textures, with red as a symbol of vulnerability in its RAW state, creates textural richness and depth of form.