Lockdown

Although it was never my intention, looking back I can see that every painting I made during the period 2020-2021 engaged in some way with my experience of living in the world's most locked-down city. The paintings begin with fear, then cycle repeatedly through the stages of grief for the life I had lost. The works encompass feelings of denial, anger, false hope, despair and, eventually, acceptance of a narrowed world restricted to myself, my husband and our home.