A new series of works on paper, completed in the seclusion of rural upstate New York during the 2020 lockdown, combine colourful, exuberant watercolour with delicate areas of stitching. Using a palette evocative of warm summer days and lush, fresh foliage, they radiate energy; they speak of new beginnings and joyful artistic freedom. In some, circular marks from the bottom of a jar are incorporated into the compositions. which are themselves built up from washes, drips, splashes and stains. Nestled between shapes and colours are phrases, words and letters – some indecipherable, others clear –often dissolving into another form of language – that of tiny, colourful stitching.