It’s always strange being back in the studio when you’ve been away a while, coming back to neat the neat arrangement of items and labels on your folders and sketchbooks that are necessary for hand in. It can be disrupting returning to this formal set up which is a stark contrast to the usual mess that makes up my studio! That’s not to say I haven’t been thinking of ideas while I’ve been away – I have lots to get started on. The only issue is that these days I’m more conceptual with my work, meaning sometimes I have to wait for certain spaces or book out equipment before I can start anything. It’s sometimes frustrating and difficult working in this way given I was a painter for so long. I produced work far more instantly then as I came in straight away and just got started. However, a lot more thought and research goes into my work these days. Although it’s a strange artistic transition I’ve gone through it’s been an exciting journey and I’m looking forward to seeing what happens next!