I have always wanted to paint the polar bear, but felt unable to tackle this icon of the Arctic without seeing him in his own world. A spectacular trip around Svalbard in 2014 eliminated this hang up, inspiring a two year project which has culminated in a book on both the great white bear and indeed the whole creative process that was involved. Painting the Ice Bear published by the Unicorn Press, will  be available from Amazon and all good bookshops from the end of November 2016.