When we were on holiday in Cornwall last month, we visited the Jackson Foundation Gallery in St Just.
I'm a huge fan of Kurt Jackson's work and so I was very excited about visiting this new gallery.
The space is stunning, the sculpture, painting, mixed media and sketchbooks were absolutely beautiful, the staff were really kind and helpful, and they welcomed dogs too, so Middie was very happy!
I was incredibly fortunate to be able to go to a workshop, organised by the Woodland Trust, where we would be able to sketch alongside Kurt Jackson himself!
(He also drove the bus! Please excuse the out-of-focus-extremely-giddy photo!)
We sat in the 'top field' and I just couldn't believe that I was actually there, meeting my art hero!
We all started to draw the Hawthorne tree that has been the focus for many of Kurt Jackson's paintings.
I was so happy that Mini Goth could come along too.
Here's one of the sketches, and some of the hastily scribbled notes that I took.
It was a day I will never forget, and I really look forward to visiting St Just again next year.