These paintings are the black sheep of the family. They emerged from my intuition, individuals that wanted to go their own way and tell a different story from the one I was working on. Some were inspired by Scotland, another wild place I am lucky enough to visit regularly, others were completed during a course or appeared as the result of play and experimentation. They do not fit into a series or hang together as a collection, but were still nurtured and coaxed into being with the same amount of love and attention. And so I thought that they deserved a bit of the limelight too.
I’ve always loved the idea of a painting holding more meaning than just aesthetics and this idea of giving misfits a place to shine, a reminder to have their worth recognised, is something that these paintings now represent for me and hopefully will resonate with others too.