Flora Machin’s series of paintings chronicling particular personal experiences and memories (as well as some events seen in the news) are an expressive show of emotion, heightened through the use of her bright colour palette and beautifully jarring illustrative style.

“My technique developed out of (usually very emotional) aspects of life, in that they were inspired purely by thoughts, nothing physical, giving them their non-realistic aesthetic. I was focused more on expressing my feelings, rather than whether the paintings looked ‘good’ or not”.