My aim as an artist is to capture these times and my response to them.

We have a president who, to quote the late Philip Roth, is “ignorant of government, of history, of science, of philosophy, of art, incapable of expressing or recognising subtlety or nuance, destitute of all decency”.

But all is not bleak – beyond putting paint to canvas, I love being with my family, kitesurfing big Pacific waves, riding bikes up mountains, being in California, making fires, playing with words, exploring the Kalahari, and hearing a good anecdote.

I hope all this is reflected in my work.