This painting is part of a series of pattern-based watercolours. It’s as much a therapeutic exercise as anything else. If I was a calm and relaxed person I would meditate. I would lie down by a trickling stream and let thoughts float out of my head like little fluffy clouds. Sadly, my inner thoughts are unruly and demanding – not the sort to be tricked into a quiet exit through a side door. So, instead of lying sedately and attempting to set my mind to zero, I immerse myself in right brain activity. If I am really at a low ebb then I hoover. You are probably thinking ‘This is exactly the kind of person who needs to meditate’. You are probably right.