Article written for The Artist Magazine's e-newsletter, "The Importance of the Sketchbook". Below is a brief summary. New work - "The Vale of Eden". Beautiful rolling hills of Somerset, a wonderful countryside surrounding me, inspiring this next body of work. From the sketchbook, essential information is gathered and this feeds into the next piece of work. below: first interpretation in watercolour and collage. 2nd interpretation: oil painting using underpainting.