Since completing ‘The Guardians of the Mangrove Oyster’ I have started the first of four little paintings for this year’s National Exhibition of Wildlife Art. It remains to be seen if I can complete all four in time, as I am a bit behind now. But I shall try. This is the progress I have made so far on the first one entitled ‘Little Explorers at the Minimart’ (Long tailed tits at the bottom of my garden – the mini shopping trolley is what my sisters and I used for our mother’s funeral flower composition (2007), as she so loved shopping!).