Acrylic on canvas, 36x36in. For sale – $300.

I didn’t have a plan in mind when I started this large painting. It began as a very abstract piece.

Unfortunately what happened was that I added so much water to the fluid acrylic paint that it formed a heavy puddle in the middle of the canvas, drawing most of the colour to the centre. As a result, by the time it dried it looked more like this.

I added the streaky pink bits on top afterwards, but it didn’t really seem to help. So I looked at it a different way – what’s that shape in the middle? An apple? A heart? I decided it looked kind of like a heart, and thought an anatomically correct heart would be pretty cool – kind of edgy. So I found a diagram of one online and went for it.

Due to the size, it’s a pretty confronting painting – not for the faint-hearted, so to speak. But the colours are vibrant and fun, so I think it gives the room an edgy, punk kind of vibe.