The winter months (actually, one of my favourite times of year) often stir in me a restlessness, a need to broaden my creativity, to experiment with technique, style and approach, to ‘play’ with the energy of my painting. I am surrounded then, by some new paintings (none yet to my satisfaction) which are rather singing with colour… an abundance of bright pinks, pale yellows, soft lilacs, pale blues. I’ve also been using my palette knife more, resulting in a lot of texture and a ‘choppy’ feel to the work. I need to sit with these vibrant pieces now and find a way to keep the light and airy colours, but softening the paintings so that I would be happy to sit along side them.