Elizabeth Magill was born in Canada, but grew up in Northern Ireland. She studied at Belfast College of Art and at the Slade School of Fine Art in London. Her working method at the time of the work in the Collection was made relied on computer scanning. The found image was taken to a commercial processing lab to be scanned to a scale dictated by the artist, and the image then sprayed onto the canvas. In the studio the works were overpainted here and there with oil paints to provide highlights and contrasts.