Orange is such a happy colour, for me it is a reminder of my seventies childhood. My brother had an orange and white bedroom and mine was purple and white. Lately orange seems to be following wherever I go. It’s jumping out at me at vintage stores, asking to be taken home from thrift shops, popping up in my garden and inspiring my painting. Orange is a hot eye-catching colour but cooler than red. Usually I love red; it has been so hot for so long now in Melbourne that it makes me feel a little ill for the moment. Apparently Orange is a controversial colour with people either loving or hating it; no sitting on the fence for this colour, no shrinking violet here, I love it!