I’m heading to London today with painting in tow. I’ve been pre-selected for the Royal Society of British Artists Open Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, which means I’ve got through the first selection process and have to take the painting down for the second round. Ooh! It’s very exciting, and so encouraging, even if I don’t get finally chosen, to have got so far is a real endorsement of the progress I’ve been making, I think! Below is the painting in question: ‘Mrs Knowles in her sweet shop’.