Acrylic & Oil on Canvas, 117 x 122 cm
"At first glance you might think that Hackett’s paintings are loose, gestural abstracts, pure and simple. Certainly she delights in the free play of layered, overlapping colour glazes, but there is a delicacy and a precision to her pictures that are unmistakable while not at all detracting from their air of spontaneity and freedom. A big painting such as Shoreline is a formidable piece of work."
Excerpt from "Being Offered a Breathing Space"
Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, 2003