In my opinion Richard 'New Dome' Parry makes large oil paintings with a strong leaning towards the handsomely 'ironic', i.e. they mean the opposite of their overt meaning, or they mean something else as a bonus to their overt meaning, but like an hip person about town, they don't want to forget about looking good when asserting emphatically, through behaviour and output, that art and having fun are both serious endeavours which bleed into each other to illustrate the Law that an artist is only a person who lives as an artist all the time