This month saw the start of a new direction in style to me and going back to my roots in illustration. Still fuelled by my latest obsession 'Ludwig II', who in turn was obsessed with the opera's of Richard Wagner(in particularly Lohengrin - the Swan Knight), and by wanting to explore an art nouveau style of illustration I came upon the idea of a poster in the spirit of Alphonse Mucha and Aubrey Beardsley; a couple of my all time heroes. The intention with this piece, once completed, is to display it on large perspex panels; one with gold leaf and the other in a stain glass style. I am about halfway through the design work at the moment but I am hoping to get the final artwork completed for the forthcoming Open Studios at Banks Mill in late November . . . all being well!