Last year whilst on holiday my wife and I got chatting to a guy who was restoring a carriage to run on this project in Northumberland in discovering I was an artist he asked me to produce some paintings for one of the carriages. We spent a couple of days exploring the proposed route between Alnwick and Alnmouth and took a load of photographs. These were submitted to the committee who selected four. The results are below, prints can be purchased from this website
During this exciting year I made several films about my experience of mental health, took part in a time to talk radio add on national radio, interviewed Nick Clegg on the BBC look North, appeared on Breakfast TV with Bev Callard from Coronation Street and visited the House of Commons.
My son met his partner in Spain and he proposed to her in front of this picture in November whilst at home. Their beautiful daughter came along soon, later they were able to return to with her tagging along.
My son in law was off to Afghanistan for the third time and was involved in extensive training in advance of going out so I wanted to give him a couple of paintings in advance. He returned safely and on my daughters 30 birthday I surprised her with this picture he had picked out, however I dare not paint it until his safe return.