I have been painting my apartment over the past few weeks which has involved emptying out storage spaces and re-discovering artwork from the past. This group of paintings is from a period of my work that I am particularly fond of. These interiors and landscapes were painted at a painful time in my life coming at the end of a series of personal losses. As haunting as they now seem, at the time they were a source of great comfort to me, depicting places in which I had been tremendously happy. Several of them such as the Scottish landscapes and the spiral staircase have been hanging on my walls framed for years and remain truly close to my heart. Some of the smaller ones however had been in storage and I have been so happy to pull them out and hang them along with the others. Each one is like a visual diary entry and has been part of a fascinating journey for me through the past.