DOGS: A painting of a park in the West End full of dogs. This little green outside of my flat has been my lockdown-escape for the past two summers, rarely packed with people but full of animals. Nearly every figure in the painting has a story, including my elderly neighbour drinking tinnies on his bench, a locally loved but silly kitten who was hit by a car earlier this year, and a dog called James. Gouache.
BBQ 2021: A painting of North Kelvin Meadow. The first time out with my pals since pre-covid, I painted this after a barbecue – looking around, it was cathartic to see everyone around me doing the same. I’ve littered little memories all around the painting.
SPRING OPOSSUM: A very small, cheerful spring opossum – an animal I’ve yet to meet and greet in person. Gouache.
TROLL MAIDEN: A lonely troll looking for her lost love. Songs and stories about trolls were a big part of my Swedish childhood. Watercolour.
WOOD PIGEONS: A painting of two wood pigeons on a spring evening. For years, these two wood pigeons use the same lamppost outside of my flat as a meeting point, rain or shine. Gouache.
STARTLED WREN: A fat wren inside a bush, experiencing a mild fright. Gouache.