Just updating everyone on what happened to my abstract painting ‘Big Bang Theory? Turns out it did a lot better than I thought it would when I revealed it to the world in the South East Art Society members’ exhibition themed Genesis. I was just standing there watching everyone go up for their prizes once their name had been announced as the winner- then suddenly my name was announced as being the winner of Highly Commended for the 2D section. No way! I had never done an abstract before and it won something. I spent three hours on this one as opposed to three weeks normally for my more traditional paintings. I have won a few prizes now for my traditional/ contemporary style and now I can add abstract to my list of accomplished styles.