December 2008

Quite a Year.

It’s been just about a year since I wrote here last and a very changeable one at that.

At this time last year my art work was on a high and going very well.  On a personal level however, my mother was recovering from a bad fall and  my father was not very well.  My mother recovered quite quickly but by March my father was diagnosed as having cancer and sadly died in May.  Less than a month later I too was diagnosed as having a large cancer in my colon.  Fortunately, due to the prompt and ecxellent work of the surgeons at Doncaster Royal Infirmary, I had a successful operation and made a good recovery over the next 3 months.  Since then things have taken off rapidly again.  My website has been completely redesigned and rebuilt by the original makers along with some promotional flyers.  Commissions have appeared from nowhere (or rather through people viewing my website) and I have more than enough residency work to last the next year.  Add to that the fact that I’ve just got back from a very invigorating and successful international artists’ colony in North Carolina and it has been quite a year of changes.