It's been a good while since I kept up my painting practice. The busy world of illustration kept me hard at work -doing promotional tasks as well as the creative work. Fortunately, I was awarded a two week stint in the Cill Rialaig artists' Retreat in Kerry and it re-kindled my desire just to take time out to paint. By the way, you can see the other side of my creativity on my web site. Take a look; it's quite different and enjoyable for its own sake.