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Wonderful week in Devon – doing a painting course with Robin Child. The week revolved around John Piper and each morning Robin would give us a brilliant lecture with slides – explaining WHY most of Piper’s paintings worked (and why some didn’t). Extremely stimulating. Then up to the studio where we used collage and tried to put into practice some of what we’d learnt. There were 16 of us (14 women and 2 men – no surprise there) but I was the only ‘new girl’.