I would like to thank everyone who attended my portrait workshop at the Menier Gallery in London, which was part of the UK Coloured Pencil Society International Open Exhibition. What a great group of artists, I hope you all enjoyed the day. I was also grateful to receive the President's Award for my 'Contre-jour' drawing in the exhibition itself. Many congratulations to Ann Swan for her 'Best in Show' picture and all of the other category winners. The most enjoyable feature of the show for me was meeting other artists from all parts of the country; in all a very enjoyable show.