I have always admired abstract painters. Artists who can create something beautiful even though they have nothing really to go on. Nothing concrete anyway. They are totally reliant on their imagination and their emotions. Mostly it's a feeling they are trying to convey with their work, and mostly they are very successful.
I have always felt that I don't have that in me. That ability to do anything other than copy what is there in front of me. I think with these lovely new works I have changed all of that.
Now, these illustrations aren't what you might call abstract - I'm certainly not trying to claim that. They do however, create a mood and an emotion without the need for anything concrete. No smile or frown to act as a clue. I feel (and I hope you do too) that the emotions behind each illustration are clear enough without the need for a face to give you that extra clue.
I have said before (and will indeed say again) that I am so enjoying creating these lovely illustrations. The whole process is one that makes me happy, fills me with hope and joy, and makes me come alive.
And that's not an easy thing to achieve after a full days work!
What things light you up inside? I'd love to know.