There is a time to keep, and a time to cast away, but more than that the act of decluttering allows us the opportunity to revisit and revive long-forgotten memories and reflect on them in our present before letting them go again, making space for new memories and experiences to create additional layers in our lived experience.

All the exhibitions I haven’t visited in the last two years

The last two years have really been quite exceptional in so many ways. Some dark and difficult days; some truly exceptional and wonderful. Many days experienced alone or just with very close family – times to truly cherish – times to count my blessings. I really love visiting exhibitions. It gives me immense pleasure and […]

My relationship with my mother and how this has influenced my art

“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colours of a rainbow.” Maya Angelou As humans, we have always reflected on the relationship between mother and child. In my experience this relationship can be complex and complicated, bound as it is in the memories […]

The essential nature and importance of play

“Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the great mystery into which we were born”. Albert Einstein Play is as important for adults as it is for children, especially in today’s (usually) busy world. And even during these Covid times, it helps us stay calm and connected […]

A Different Time…

Taking a look back over the past year I can now appreciate it has been quite surreal. Looking back reveals an unfolding of time and emotions one never could have imagined; a period of my life that has been both pleasant and painful, but not for the reasons I would have anticipated, had I the benefit of hindsight.