I have finally finished working on my garage conversion and had a little opening ceremony where my Mum and Dad cut the ribbon to officially open my new studio. It is a lovely space and I am already enjoying working in it. I have my first workshop running on Wednesday so looking forward to that! At the same time as the studio was finished the weather has taken a turn for the better (on the whole) and so have also been out and about painting. I have to admit that a studio conversion an easier task compared to the challenge of taking on board this vast choice of subject that is North Yorkshire! I am gradually amassing a variety of choices of places to paint, but if I am honest I have not found my feet yet, but am trying to keep level headed. I am enjoying sketching in Whitby with my small sketchbook but have also ventured out on to the Cleveland way with full kit (and new walking boots). I am planning a train ride on the Whitby to Middlesborough line as I understand it is stunning and I have always enjoyed sketching from trains. I am also very close to catching some of the yellow rape seed fields in full flower and just have to find one with a coastal back drop - I could do with a drone to go scouting to find the perfect spot. So watch this space with some new work as it emerges!!