It is already four weeks since the Society of Equestrian Artists Residential workshop at Porlock Vale House, Porlock, Somerset. The weather blessed us and though I did not get to spend the full week there I had a productive two days there and have returned feeling re-energised and ready to tackle the new series of work I have on the go! I learn such a lot from attending workshops, and its great meeting and getting to know other artists. I can’t recommend this particular workshop enough; We had the benefit of great tutors in the shape of renowned artists Malcolm Coward HSEA and Colin Allbrook RI RSMA HSEA in wonderful, relaxed surroundings. Porlock Vale House lends almost an air of an artists house party and there was plenty of socialising and good food. Early morning at dawn is a favourite time for me there, either painting up on the moor or down in the field by the beach or at Porlock Weir, or simply chilling and thinking, out on the terrace overlooking the sea, blissful. I am already saving up for next year.