Delighted to have my painting ‘Babble Tower – the life raft of language’ selected and on show at the Penwith Gallery in St Ives. Part of the associate members winter show, ‘Babble Tower’ was made using dripped bitumen from a stick, a process that creates delicately dripped figures and fluid tactile lines that explore the politics of motherhood, care and value.

The painting specifically references the language of mothers of small children and the life raft of caring networks that support mothers who often suffer from isolation – and repetitive word syndrome – from being around small children for too long! It also makes reference to AS Byatt’s eponymous novel. So sad to hear of her death recently. I think she is my favourite author.

Show continues until the 5th January. Well worth popping in if you’re in St Ives.