We have finally got Shincliffe Arts underway - www.shincliffearts.com and have produced some interesting work, lively debate and drinking of celebratory wine! Shincliffe Arts is a meeting place for like minded people and was started by Michelle, Sue and myself as a way to express ourselves, try new techniques and ideas and have a night out doing something we enjoy. Our first session was painting using sticks and inks, Zara and Sarah joined us and it proved to be a great freeing exercise which everyone enjoyed. Our latest session involved using pastels to study plants! It was a tough one, but some of the results were very interesting - a good lesson in the art of how not to use pastels on my part! Anyway, here are a couple of sketches.