Paula Rego is acknowledged to be one of the leading figurative artists at work today. Drawing on literature, fairy tales, cartoons and myth, she creates strongly narrative works imbued with a sense of subversive mystery. A lifelong interest in surrealism has influenced the dreamlike and enigmatic atmosphere of her work and key motifs - dogs, young girls, claustrophobic family scenes - create a uniquely personal iconography charged with psychological tension. Paula Rego discussed her career with Fiona Bradley, curator of Rego’s major retrospective at Tate Liverpool and author of a new book, Paula Rego (Tate Publications 2002). Supported by Ricki and Robert Conway.