After a long and very successful exhibition with my dear friend and fellow painter, Natalie Bennett, I am happy to be back in the studio. I am also working hard towards my Masters in the History and Philosophy of Art. I am in the throws of writing a proposal for my dissertation which will centre around the work of Marlene Dumas. Also just at the moment I am researching the work of Frederick Sommer and William Kentridge. I have long admired Kentridge’s work but know little about Sommer. They both combine drawing with other media which add layers of meaning and poignancy to the work that they make.