I have a pastel drawing in the Tabernacle Art Competition 2011 ‘Feeling’ at Moma wales, Machynlleth 18th July to 3rd September. The drawing is part of a dream series and is called ‘Severance’. It is about the feelings of loss and separation I experienced when my daughter left Wales to go Uni in London. I would like to think that other parents looking at the image would empathise with me. I did not mean to make myself look so sad, afterall leaving home is part of a natural order of events that must happen and in fact shows that somewhere I have fullfilled my role as a parent. If you look in the image you will see the river, which in real life eventually leads back to the sea and the coastline of beautiful Wales where I live. I’m hoping that one day her roots will bring her back!