In November I entered the annual Bursledon Art Exhibition, I had visited in previous years and was very impressed with the variety of artwork on exhibit over the three day event. I had my heart set on entering in 2015, the exhibit is an open event, however I wanted to paint something relating to Bursledon's strong maritime heritage. I was reasonably pleased with my oil on canvas painting 'Heart of Oak'.
Although I did not sell the painting during the exhibition I was very pleased to have been able to take part and mingle with some great artists. It wasn't until mid January that I received the fantastic news that I had been awarded 1st place in the oil painting category.