They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks but on the other hand it’s never too late to learn. It occurred to me that in my long artistic career I had painted just about every subject matter possible in just about every medium except acrylics, which medium, everyone who knows me, I have scorned. There was something about it’s all encompassing effectiveness that grated. I love the history associated with oils and watercolours, two media which are so different yet so fit for purpose. I have always associated acrylics with the plastic age. I know, how Luddite can one get!