Moving from London, where I was painting on construction sites across the city, to rural Devon, I knew that the subject of my work was likely to change. However, I knew too that what was at the heart of my work, (my interest in the relationship between us and the material world) would not change much, and would find its new expression in this new place. I began painting a neighbour’s ‘Food Forest’, where they work in harmony with nature’s systems in order to grow a largely self-sustaining ecosystem which produces food. However, when the Covid19 lockdown began, I decided to paint another ‘ecosystem’ in which things are made- my new studio, gallery and allotment. Many of these works sold with the ‘Artist Support Pledge’ which the artist Matthew Burrows set up to help artists during the lockdown.