In February this year, I visited Gelston Castle.
The estate is a mix of farmland, forestry, woodland and wilderness. All set in the idyllic countryside of Dumfries & Galloway in Scotland.
I spent time sketching in the sharp Scottish air, sitting on a snowy log that overlooked the pastel pink house.
At dusk, I drew and cut out paper by a roaring fire, working through my ideas. The house has lots of interesting paintings from young artists.
Gelston Castle is over 200 years old, and thought to have been designed by Richard Crichton - a pupil of Robert Adam, and architect of The Bank of Scotland in Edinburgh.
The fireworks behind it were inspired by a wonderful display that was part of family wedding celebrations.
And with this on the walls, it’s now even easier for everyone to remember!