Been clearing out the studio, squeezing out fresh oil paint and trying a few new methods of creating paintings. I ripped a tonne of hard board off my landing wall this week and after contemplating chucking it all in a skip I thought better of it and cut it into beautiful painting surfaces. Out comes the palate knife and inspiration flows once again. Nothing quite like it when you've got everything in place to create. Got an exhibition of new work in August in Whitstable, much more progress to come in the coming months.