All the energy intensity and focus for many months to the lead up to an exhibition is deflated into a limp, zip, puddle ….

To get past this I have launched myself into pastels on paper. It is so refreshing using a different medium with quick results with no thought of mixing complex combinations of oil paint. I feel entirely unencumbered and I can take my box of Rembrandts and paper anywhere. I remember in Kuala Lumpur I sat in Starbucks for 120 minutes each day at 2 pm when my daughter was asleep and drew ferociously immersed in squares and iced green tea. I also did a series of pastels in Venice Beach whilst in Los Angeles.

This time I am […]