I was feeling in a rut just before Christmas so, on a whim, I wrote to Burton Agnes Hall to ask if I could be a sort of itinerant artist in residence in 2017. The idea was to visit this glorious Elizabethan home once a month during the year and produce a body of work that could lead  to something like limited edition hand-bound books.

The hall is a lovely mellow place that has a real family feel – even the state rooms look as though they were lived in at some point rather than just being a film set – and is surrounded by a gorgeous walled garden, woodlands and part of a Norman manor house.  It’s full of artwork from classical to the current day.

I’m delighted to say they’ve just said yes! Crikey – a mixture of excited and slightly nervous. I thought it would be interesting to document my work here on the blog so, as they say, watch this space …