With the warmer months nearly upon us, daydreams of a summer holiday always interrupt my thoughts. Wandering the backstreets of some hilltop Spanish town with a cool breeze tickling my bare legs. Sitting in a cafe in southern France, watching the world go by and turning my face up to the sunshine, sighing happily at the sheer simple pleasure of being away from everyday life. For Anna Roberts, she captures these sentiments beautifully in her ongoing body of work inspired by a trip to Portugal.
Throughout the pastel artworks, there's a mixture of subjects, subtly linked, with common themes and colours running throughout. Roberts remarks, "I always find while visiting new places my senses are heightened. When travelling I can be completely present, making it easy to notice all those cool little moments I'd like to keep."
Each piece is hand-painted in pastel on cotton paper. A freelance artist and illustrator, Anna is based in Yorkshire. You can discover more of her work at anna-roberts.com, or follow her on Instagram.