“I have run out of tears” said Yulia Yanchar, Khotyanivka Ukraine, 5 March 2022 on BBC R4. I painted her heartfelt words which continue to haunt me. Was this the best I could do in response to her visceral suffering? I painted her words and then painted over them again and again, hoping they would disappear, but they just faded a little. I now realise that the theme of Obscure:Delete has been a constant in my work.

The V2 featured in the Riverside Artists Group’s Winter Calendar on Instagram and is available for sale with 50% proceeds going to west London Welcome – a charity supporting refugees.

V3 was selected for the exhibition ‘Exploring grief and loss through art’ in Willesden Gallery, London 2024 curated by Nadia Nervo.