Thoughts can fly (2012), 100 x 100cm. Mixed media and oil on canvas
Re-dressing absence, Stroud Cemetery (2009) Collaboration with Shirley Margerison
Him undressed (2013) 60 x 60cm. Mixed media and oil on canvas
Untitled – 3 (2010) Installation in vault. Armchair with cigarette packets
I have just returned from a trip to the Cinque Terre in Italy. People always ask if I take my paints, assuming painting is something I love to do all the time. Actually painting is hard work and painting a painting invariably involves being confronted with oneself. So I like having breaks from that. But I can never get away from being inspired. From looking at something and having ideas about what I could do with it. I can’t imagine ever being able to switch off the desire to create out of the raw material I gather.