‘The Musicians Who Only Play and Sing for the Drowning‘ is a body of work that I have been developing since July 2018, when I moved into our new studio in Castlemount Victoria Place Axminster. Most of this work is on unstrethed canvas primed and with a number of coats of gesso applied. Much of my large work i had to take of the stretchers and roll up to store as the door to the studio and stairs made it impossible to keep them on their stretchers.This brought to my mind that I couldn’t carry on working the way I had before. It was to some extent traumatic but we are in traumatized times anyway. The title is drawn from the pain I feel as a visual artist, and musician about the migration of peoples, the loss of life and of dreams which have been sacrificed on route to a sometimes hostile destination.