Being an artist allows me access to many different events and occasions, from "forge ins",competitions and exhibitions to council chambers and the Houses of Parliament.
The opportunities one has as an artist to meet with a very diverce cross section of people is perhapse one of the most rewarding aspects of being an artist.
But even more than just the opportunity to meet with people, I enjoy talking about my work with someone that after only a few sentances engages with the subject and who very often has a genuine interest in what I am doing, that is a true privilege.