I was lucky enough to go on a fantastic voyage to Antarctica at the beginning of March - and even luckier to make it home on March 15 just before the Covid Lockdown. It was the most wonderful trip full of inspirational sights. We had perfect weather and an unexpectedly smooth crossing over the Drake Passage. I particularly wanted to see the fabulous blues and turquoises of the icebergs and I wasn't disappointed. We also saw three different types of penguins, lots of seals and birdlife and some magnificent whales, both humpback and orca. It was very cold of course and sketching was tricky but I managed some small sketches which I've made into a book, a wonderful memory of the trip.
It won't come as a surprise to learn that I've postponed the Dorset painting holiday in June - I decided to wait till next year as everything is still very uncertain. But on a positive note, I will put on 2 dates next year - April has been so beautiful this year I'll be offering one after Easter, April 18, and the same June week as this year. I'm keeping the prices the same as this year and keeping my fingers crossed that life will have returned to normal by then. Most of the people who booked June this year have already rebooked 2021, but there are still a few spaces and there is plenty of space on the April week. I won't be taking any deposits until the Autumn, and if Covid causes me to cancel in 2021 I will return the deposits. See the painting holiday page for more details.