In September this year, the world-famous Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) race was staged in Harrogate and I was contacted by British Cycling two weeks before the event and was asked to create a piece of artwork made from stainless-steel to present to the President of the UCI.
I have nearly completed my year as Artist-in-Residence at RHS Garden Harlow Carr. I love painting outside and immersing myself in nature, which painting scenes around the gardens at Harlow Carr has given me the opportunity to do. I have painted using fallen twigs, leaves, moss and other natural materials.
I was recently commissioned by The Raglan Suite in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, to create these four brightly coloured paintings for the reception area of this prestigious dental practice and skin treatment suite.
I was flattered to be invited to talk to guests at a business event at the prestigious hotel at Rudding Park, near Harrogate, North Yorkshire last June which was themed around nature. As well as making the after dinner speech I gave an art demonstration and there was an exhibition of some of my artwork.
I was so honoured and excited to be invited to visit the Aireborough Learning Partnership Trust art exhibition, which this year focused on the use of recycled materials in the artworks produced by the 12-member schools.