In early 2018, while I was engrossed in making two large canvases, as light relief I started to play with some basic stop motion animation using my iPhone, pencil drawings and a rubber. These were extremely basic but I love the idea of bringing some the of character sand situations to life and exercise an old need to perform. I developed these animations very slowly often doing the graft on the bus or waiting at airports or over coffee breaks. I soon started to learn and play with other animation apps, some of which are drawing frame by frame and others I create drawing puppet elements and animate them against a drawing backdrop. The stories and voices are entirely improvised and I learn, much like my sketchbook drawings, which many of these take as their starting point.