I have always been interested in the most profound way in the psychological immersion of being in landscape and one’s connectedness with nature. In earlier work I have felt this about motherhood too. The Guardian described my work once as full of ‘rural panic’. Most recently I’ve described these new ink and watercolours as an attempt at heroic vulnerability. I was always working only in pastels before this new chapter of work, though I must admit I want to render some of these new works as large and rigorous pastel paintings.