Is it possible to feel deflated and excited at the same time? I’m sad to come to the end of a wonderful 30 weeks at the RHA School, studying life drawing with Una Sealy, Mick O’Dea and Dorothy Smith, followed by painting with Sean Molloy, Conor Walton and Blaise Smith, such generous teachers gathered together by Colin Martin. I’ll also miss the company of the other students. The excitement comes in looking forward to recreating new work while recalling and retaining everything!