Apparently Tom Phillips is also a composer and taught Brian Eno.
I like the mark making of red lines which lift the turquoise colours.
Could you recognize Eno? Does it matter?
It's a portrait of Stanislawa Bevan. Also an artist, she painted landscapes and still lifes, concentrating on colour and form, and throwing in a bit of folk art.
She's exhibited in England, and is in lots of collections now, but didn't sell much during her lifetime....probably a bit overshadowed by her husband, Robert Bevan.
The painting is set in Capri, where the subject, Sir William Walton went to recover from jaundice. Ayrton accompanied him.
It's of T S Eliot, and was painted in the year after he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Heron and Eliot had a lot in common and enjoyed being a bit radical and were concerned with abstration.
Apparently it's the meeting lines and interactions between the blocks of colour that's important.