I have been painting since last summer, having taken a huge break of many, many years to work and parent. I started with gouache on paper last July then acrylic on canvas, water colour, embroidery, collage, graphite and back to acrylics on wood and canvas. These are all works in progress as I push myself to explore my methods of working, each medium encourages me to work in a different way. A lot of these paintings are very small which has a lot to do with financial and space restrictions (corner of my kitchen) but as I re-connect with the qualities of paint I love, the colours, the fluidity the texture and creaminess I am moving towards a larger scale, I need more space to grow!!