Suburban Geometry (Chigwell), 2011
Staring out my studio window while pondering the work I was at in that moment, I was struck by the view in a new way. The symmetry of the roundabout, the colours in the wet road, the lovely new red leaf growth on the hedge opposite… I had to paint this view. It’s wonderful to see familiar sights with fresh eyes and see compositional possibilities overlooked before. It’s a form of mindfulness and a reminder not to take one’s surroundings for granted.