So finally its nearly here, the highlight of my year and an important milestone in my artistic journey. Later on this week I am flying off to Italy to attend a workshop with Zhaoming Wu the San Francisco based artist and teacher. We are staying in Corciano in Umbria and will be studying the figure and lanscapes with trips to Florence, Montepulciano, Perugia and Assisi too. Earthquakes permitting (that was terrible news this weekend) I shall be fully immersed in nothing but art for two weeks - heaven! Watch this space.