Moving Pictures

I’m currently making a series for BBC Radio 4 exploring the links between paintings and emotions. It’s called ‘Moving Pictures’ and each episode will focus on a picture and consider why it moves us and what it can teach us about life. I’d love to speak to people who have a deep personal connection with a picture. It might be a painting you’ve visited since you were little, or one you’ve only just discovered but are fascinated by. Maybe it’s a portrait that feels like an old friend; a quiet landscape you visit when life gets busy; an altarpiece where you come to pray. There are as many reasons to love paintings as there are people: I’d like to hear yours.

If you’d like to get in touch, please fill in the form below or contact me at cathyfitzgerald at

Please include the name of ‘your’ painting and a short paragraph about yourself and why you love it.