You might recognise this ‘tunnel’ of trees. It is situated on the outskirts of Kilham and is now a tourist stopping point. Why? Well because this view was a central part of the “Bigger Picture” exhibition at the Royal Academy – a unique show by David Hockney. Unique because it was the first time ever that the whole of that august institution was given over to the work of just one artist….and a living one at that. I was privileged to be invited to the friends and family preview in London and the whole show, based mostly on this area, was an outstanding success. With that in mind it seemed a bit presumptuous of me to compete with the master but then I thought – “If it’s good enough for the world’s greatest living artist then it’s got to be good enough for me!” So here it is and you can see why Hockney was so captivated. My painting was done in late spring and the main attraction for me was the deep shadows in the evening sun.