Only just over a week to go until I start my two week residency at Dumfries House near Cumnock. The residency will give me time to experiment on new work through investigating a new subject matter. The impressive house and park will be a welcomed changed to the subjects I have been painting The residency has connections with the Glasgow School of Art and The Prince's Drawing School. I hope to work alongside some of the students. It's been over 20 years since I've shared an artistic experience such as this so look forward to the experience.