At the moment, I am spending several days a week 'in conversation' with the view outside my window. Parts of this view can be iconic: the mighty fells of the Lake District. Other parts are more humble, like an old bricked up wall. Sometimes I even include the window of my studio in the painting, indicated by the raindrops that run down it. However, they are all part of my present world, part of Keswick, the English town I live in.