One silver lining from the whole Covid experience has been that society has had a chance to re-assess, to re-think.  I know I’m not alone in reviewing my arts practice at this time.

I’ve gradually realised a few things.  I paint better landscapes when I paint them outdoors with the wind catching the trees and a range of insects landing in my painted clouds.  I’ve also realised that I can get bored if I don’t experiment and that’s probably a good thing.  It pushes me on to play with materials and to take risks until I find a way through.

I’ve also realised that good paintings need resilience – to keep working on a painting or an idea until I achieve a result.

So I have work to do, risks to take and paintings to work through!