People have loved coming to my studio for years because of the historic building which was a stately home, now converted into flats. When the lease in Haworth was over I decided to make a gallery space here. I'm upstairs but there is also a large entrance hall on the ground floor which makes an accessible exhibition space, so I hope everyone will feel very welcome to visit.
In 1816 Turner was commissioned to paint this house as seen from across the valley, then arable land and now woodland. It's an interesting thought to be living inside one of his paintings. It's also great to have these woods as a constant resource for the four seasons paintings I do.
Recently I've been experimenting with the old masters' technique of glazing. This is where the light of the white underpainting shines through the colours of transparent paint applied on top. I'm working on some fruit paintings this way.
Thank you to everyone for your interest in my work.
I look forward to writing more in my studio journal next week.