July 2018 I entered the Ilminster Open and both pieces were selected and hung. The painting “Trees facing into the wind” won a prize. The work is still available and will be exhibited at the Open Studio event at Meadow Farm in September with Somerset Art Works.
May and June 2018 saw me making a large number of abstract paintings. These were made in response to each of the twelve movements of the Soulful Messiah – A Celebration.
This gospel and jazz arrangement is at times mournful, joyous and very lively. The work was commissioned for a performance at the Wiltshire Music Centre in Bradford-on-Avon where it was exhibited and also projected during the performance. It was an amazing performance receiving a standing ovation. This body of work has been exhibited at East Lambrook Manor and Gardens as well as at the Wiltshire Music Centre.