There was a time in my life when I could wake up in the morning, walk into the kitchen and look beyond the trees to the sea.

How I loved that house. I could have lived there forever, but life had other plans.

So for the time being, creating the painting 'Becalmed' will have to suffice.

I am not an architect but I wanted to construct a room that fitted with the vision in my mind.

I had a rough idea of the interior furnishings, although these evolved throughout the course of the painting.

As is quite often the case with me, I will paint something in and if it doesn't work, I will brush it off and try something different.