I love this time of year. I like the wind and the rain and all the weather that nobody else likes; but it’s also nice at this time of year to be indoors with a nice fire and the radio going, and to paint things on my kitchen table. Last week I made these paintings of dark purple plums in an ancient blue and white Chinese bowl on a white tablecloth. I was interested in the colour combinations, the light and shade, and getting the feeling of fullness in the ellipse of the bowl.

These two small paintings are now with the Beside The Wave Gallery in Falmouth, with which I have dealt for many years.