I left my Job in 2005 and the abstract paintings are an expression of freedom. They are mostly large physical paintings and span the period between 2005-2007. In 2005 I started swimming almost daily at the iconic Crystal Palace Olympic pool. After my meditative swim (I use a yoga mantra in my head to still my thoughts, and to keep my front crawl fast and even), I would sit and draw in the spectators’ gallery, the colours and motifs in some of the works reflect this.