In between painting I've realised making these drawings with a brush really frees me up. Painting has always been a struggle, like being embroiled in a highly complex game that feels impossible to win. So making drawings like these is liberating and rewarding. They are spontaneous and I never quite know what the outcome will be. Although I still make the paints from raw pigment, there's very little mess and working on a small scale they can be made anywhere. Freedom in every direction!