I was privileged to have been accepted into the Derbyshire Open exhibition in 2018 with my painting "Ice Cream in Matlock Bath". I won a Derbyshire County Council Award which was fantastic and my work was on display in Buxton Museum alongside many other great works.
It was the first big competition I'd entered to was astounded to win something. The work is in acrylic and is of my daughter eating an ice cream on a bench outside one of the Ice-cream shops on the main road in Matlock Bath, the bench is probably recognisable to people who know the area.
I enjoyed working with the bold colours in the background, and my model certainly enjoyed the experience, getting an ice cream out of it!
The work is now with one of my biggest collectors (my mum!)