I moved to Cumbria in 2017, I should have moved 30 years ago. I came to sail, walk and mountain bike. I didn’t think that painting would be equally important to me. I never cease to be amazed by the miracle of art. How a blank sheet can be transformed to resemble an object/landscape/person or feeling using tubes of colour and a brush. Winning the Dufton prize in 2019 was very exciting and has focused my painting on still life.