Over the last three or four years I have been working on ongoing series of small paintings. They are all on small, blocky canvases, 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4 in). The first series was for a four-person exhibition entitled Coastal, so all were inspired by anything to do with the ocean or the coastline, and tended to be fairly abstract. I painted over 50 of these. The next (and present) series is called Floressence, also started for a three-person exhibition called Natural Forms. So far I have done about 40-odd of these. The imagery is based on plant forms, fruit, flowers, leaves, some more abstract than others. Some have been sold, others given away. Instead of working on them one at at time, or overlapping, I decided this time to start on 7 at once. The photo shows the seven, along with 2 others that I hadn’t felt were finished and needed more work. The painting in the middle I think is now finished, the one at the top right nearly, and the others in various stages of development. I am really liking the ones that have just the base line painting, and in some ways don’t want to do too much more to them, but I know I will.