The Thickened Present is about the act of painting, memory and imagination. In walking long distances, the past is being processed, while the future is being gained through hope and expectation. The act of repeating each step and building pace is to capture the present, a thickened present. An imagined moment of reality opens, a portal through which a ‘continuous experience of unfolding nows’ can be experienced. Painting in the studio is Practice in Place and, here, I am capturing the felt moment, an imagined presence through my memory of a time out walking.