From the dustjacket:
Over the last twenty years Jack Vettriano has had a meteoric rise to fame. Emerging from the unlikely background of the Scottish coalfields, unknown and untutored, he has become Scotland's most successful and controversial contemporary artist. Appearing on posters and cards, mugs and umbrellas, prints of his paintings have been acquired by celebrities around the world.
Women - and love in all its manifestations - have always been a focus of Vettriano's work. Preparing for a liaison, caught in an embrace, or in the throws of heartache, Vettriano has explored the emotional and psychological landscape of women's relationships. Here he chooses a selection of images that best represent his understanding of women and investigations in the field of live. From sun-bather beach scenes to twilight of the bedroom, these paintings reflect affairs of the heart in all their complexity.