This year I'm going to be exploring the river from source to sea and through the seasons, travelling on foot and in my hand-built canoe, hoping to rediscover a subject I've been painting for the past 20 years.

I’ll be keeping a sketchbook and a journal, recording subjects as I find them and translating my experiences into a fresh body of work with new insights into my lifelong passion.

You can follow my journey every month as the story unfolds, concluding with my Spirit of The Severn exhibition in December, hosted by Ironbridge Fine Arts.