This painting, entitled "Kittiwakes on the Farne Islands" is one of my entries for the exhibition of paintings by the Old Bakery Artists being put on at the Royal United Hospital in Bath. The exhibition starts with a preview on Thursday evening December 1st. 2011. The exhibition which has a general theme of "New Beginnings" lasts through December and January. My painting came as a result of a holiday in Northumberland when I took a boat trip to the Farne Islands and landed, for an hour on Inner Farne , one of 2 islands owned and managed by the National Trust. For a birdwatcher and a wildlife painter being so close to so many birds was a delight. I hope that this painting reflects that.