January and February are the times in the year where distractions are necessary. Distractions from the grey skies, distractions from the monotony of work, from the realisation we still have months and months to battle through until summer arrives. German freelance artist, Alex Heil’s artwork has been my distraction this week. Her subject matter for this collection being ‘summer’ and the glorious pastimes this season brings. Alex’s paintings hurl me right back to lazy days of summer, and her realistic, blocked style of painting makes me want to speed off to my nearest swimming pool.