We received some unexpected money. Ann suggested I buy some oil paints to explore colour again as I had been working with monochrome pen and ink for a long time.
Canvas had always been an expensive luxury, and while at school I painted on off-cuts of hardboard. For these oil paintings I recycled an old wardrobe and used all of it for my paintings - we lived in an old Devon cottage and we couldn't get the wardrobe up the stairs, so it served no other purpose!
I was really inspired at this time, both by oil painting and by the birth of our delightful son. Occult studies and practice (visualization and meditation) were a major part of our lives. Most of the ink work had been commissioned by occultists we knew.