Every year as winter descends on Europe, it reminds me of a bird drawing a huge cloak over the land ... of icy tendrils and frosty breath. And then Spring comes and pulls back the veil to reveal a kaleidoscope of colours and vibrant life.
I have spent the past few weeks in Australia and thus missed winter rolling over in its sleep and beginning its transformation into spring. When I returned and walked through my garden gate, it took my breath away. My wintering garden of browns, greys and skeletal twigs had magically become an eager frenzy of life and colour and abundance.
In a wild dance and dash of watercolour and salt crystals I have tried to capture this feeling.