I am very excited to have tracked down the ace artist Samantha Barnes, whose paintings were featured in Case Sensitive, the TV adaptation of my novel The Point of Rescue that was broadcast in May 2011. In the TV drama, they were the paintings of Geraldine Bretherick, the unfortunate murder victim found with her wrists slashed in the (very snazzy) bath at the beginning. Geraldine is at first thought to have committed suicide, and Simon Waterhouse (played wonderfully by Darren Boyd) suggests that someone who paints such happy pictures is unlikely to have killed herself.
After I first saw Case Sensitive, I tried several times to find out details about the art works in it, but none of my attempts yielded any information. So eventually, watching a repeat of the drama on ITV3 the other night and seeing the paintings again, I decided to try Google, and…success! I found Samantha’s website: www.samanthabarnes.co.uk, and I am now hoping to buy two of her paintings that were in Case Sensitive – partly for sentimental reasons, obviously, but also because I think they’re lovely. Other art lovers might like to look at her website too.