The delight, and sense of purpose I experience when visiting museums and interesting cultural sites was deeply embedded when I spent three years as a postgraduate at the Royal Academy Schools of Art in London in the 1980’s .I always travel with sketchbook and easel and whenever possible my mission is to reflect and record observations through my own artistic practice. Hotels that facilitate visits to cultural centres are my choice particularly if they are clean, quiet and reasonably comfortable. My studio is in Gloucestershire and I exhibit my work predominantly in London.