My daughter organised an exhibition at The British Embassy in Tokyo in May, where almost all watercolours and cards sold. There was a great interest as the paintings were of many different parts of the world; India, Singapore, Thailand, Mexico and Turkey, and of course London and Tokyo.
After three years in Japan, my daughter and her family returned to England in July. and in September I was admitted to the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead for a second operation. This gave me a new lease of life and my energy returned and I picked up my paint brushes and made new plans. I have started working on another book. This time, one for children using my two grandchildren as models.
In November I took part in the Highgate Watercolour Group’s annual exhibition at Lauderdale House on Highgate Hill. And since then have made plans to be at Burgh House in Hampstead next September with a solo show in the new gallery extension.
My two books; ‘Finchley Sketchbook’ and ‘Indian Sketchbook’ have sold well this year, and I have had several commissions for house portraits. Who knows what the new year will bring!