Sometimes you disappear down a blind alley and grind to a halt.  This work is a response to reading an exciting book about the chaos and development of England and the Monarchy which left me itching to respond in paint - strange because I have never been particularly interested in history.

I made a start and world events began to unfold  that left me questioning why I was painting a subject  in a way that could be seen as glorifying or trivialising war and I found that I could not continue with this work temporarily . I do plan to resume the series over time. 

"Reading (Cancelled)", Mixed Media on Birch cradled panel, 84cms x 59 cms 

Battle", Acrylic on birch cradled panel    

"Shadow Queen", Acrylic on paper

Queen Study, Acrylic on media board, A4

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