Crick boat show

Try your hand at traditional painting

As a guest of the Canal and River Trust, I am delighted to have become a regular at the Crick Boat Show. Visitors can try their hand at painting a traditional rose onto an item that they can take away as a gift.

I can be found in the Canal and River Trust marquee at this annual event on the boating calendar. With my wife, Christina, helping (and taking lots of photographs), we always have a wonderful time over the May bank holiday weekend. We usually paint with over 200 visitors over the course of the three days! Fantastic that there is so much enthusiasm for this painting style from visitors of all ages - I hope this kind of activity helps to preserve this beautiful and important part of our canal heritage.