The stress of staging a solo exhibition wherever the venue is only balanced by the rewards of seeing your work displayed as you want it. If the venue is somewhere as nice as the tiny theatre in the Millgate Arts Centre in Delph it’s even better. Thank you to everyone involved in the production of Pitman Painters.

I’m looking forwards to seeing many of their future productions taking us into 2019 when my exhibition comes down on 6 January. This image of the Firefighters on the Moor is a record of the work done in July to prevent the Moorland fires spreading to people’s homes. I’m donating 50% of the proceeds from the sales of this print to the Oldham Mountain Rescue Fund. As volunteers they worked alongside the Fire and Rescue Services in dreadful conditions.