Well, here is one success story. Having entered two items into the Theatr Hafren I was both shocked and delighted to find that I had won 'Second Prize' in the 'Open Exhibition' for my picture of 'Commercial Street - Newtown'. This street was in times past the centre of the town's very important cloth trade.

This picture was only my second attempt at mixing acrylic with gouache. It is a great feel, not unlike oil paint but of course very quick drying in comparison. I was inspired by the work of Ian Houstan who uses a very restricted palette of three colours plus B/W.