I am honoured to win the Arts Club Charitable Trust Award at the Pastel Society Annual Exhibition 2014, for my artwork ‘After the Rain’. The artwork is based on the landscape around Staxton village, on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds. The landscape is beautiful there, especially when under snow. The textures and tones in ‘After the Rain’ reflect the snow covered fields and hedgerows. I used a combination of pastel, graphite and charcoal, scratching into the media to create an evocation of the layers of landscape.