April - while on holiday in Cornwall I was asked to give a portraiture talk and demo at the local Women's Institute! Yes, I know it sounds scary, but it was fine and the lovely ladies were very kind. On my return I have to prep 3 pencil pieces for the UKCPS Open Exhibition at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists in May. 2 pieces chosen are studies for my "Winter" oils project, which I've just started, the other was a pencil study for a recently completed oil portrait for singer/songwriter Gary Holt.
"Life Songs" - Chosen for LYRA AWARD for BEST PORTRAIT at UKCPS show. (pencil study below)