_ In 2010 I was fortunate in that I was given a six weeks artists residency with Kirkcaldy's twin town of Ingolstadt in Germany. I was able to visit 4 German artists studios and was able to see how they approached their artistic practise. They all seemed to have very large studios. While in Germany I was able to visit Munich and go to the alte and Moderne Pinakothek, where I saw works by Picasso, Kandinsky, De Chirico, Durer, Rubens, Rembrant to name but a few!!