Dark fire lurks within the gene pool of British painters. Victoria Achache has mastered it. She is becoming a great colourist, one whose forms emerge from the glow and dissolve within it again. Her human presences are at once domestic and monumental, in the way of good Henry Moores. They are placed with an eye to the formality of old portraits, be they paintings or photographs. They are awesome to the viewer and to each other. It is as if you must recognise, when life is pared back to its visual elements, that human beings are creatures of light while light lasts for them. Colour only exists between two darknesses and the dark is always trying to break through.
Lord Gowrie 2004