Detail from a recent portrait of  dear friend Janet Brewer.

Janet is a concert pianist, as well as a clarinetist and flautist. Incidentally, she  played clarinet in the ‘Hasel and Rose’ trailer.

Janet was our daughter, Jen’s piano and clarinet teacher for many years. During those weekly lessons I would draw teacher and student, the room furnished with various instruments, rugs and chairs, all the while her dogs watched from the door.

After each lesson we would hold brief conversations about our respective endeavours. Something that came home again and again was how much the languages of art and music overlap; that there was so much common ground. So unsurprisingly, a collaboration has been a mutual aim for some time and an idea is forming. More on this soon.