Looking ahead

Kandahar is not the last piece I finished but the colours are sort of Christmassy. It’s on display at the Ropewalk Gallery, Barton-on-Humber, in their Christmas show.


Christmas has never been stressful in our household – a blissful interlude of licensed ease, cooking nice things, time to read and take it slowly, the smell of pine, stockings (the best bit), parcels….Often I have a deadline for pictures in early Jan but, yippee, not this year. I have hardly set foot in the studio over the last ten days or so.

But suddenly things surge up on the horizon – most urgent deadline being the end of January. This involves creating work, with an infants’ school, and inspired by the exhibition Seeing Dragons in the Clouds at the Hub, Sleaford, to be put on display there at the same time. Wonderful evocative title! Then back into the studio to prepare for a very busy April and May….