I feel very lucky to be able to live in a part of the world where the seasons are changing.
I like all seasons, but lately Autumn is probably my favourite.
I love the colours, smells and sounds that each season brings.
I enjoy watching different activities that people do in different seasons.
I am the proud owner of an orchard in the Czech Republic and I share an allotment in Bristol.
I periodically experience the pleasure of growing and picking my own apples, plums, pears and
cherries. There is nothing like holding a glowing home grown red apple in my hand.
My other passion is open air swimming in all seasons. I swim in the sea, lakes, rivers and
brooks. Even in the middle of Bristol, there is an open air swimming club, in a flooded disused
quarry, that I am a member of.
Walking in the woods, across the meadows and fields is wonderful in any season.
I sketch people, trees and landscape and they help me to capture what I like and later transform
it to my paintings, vessels and sculptures.
It is a wonderful way to be reminded of the simple yet important pleasures of life.
The set of 12 small bowls, inspired by a musical interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s piano pieces
“Seasons” was a fascinating exercise in comparing the views of shared passion with a great