I was lucky to get the opportunity to travel to India again. SUP gave myself and painter Claudia Boese the chance of a lifetime to build connections and make new work. Time was our greatest asset in India and I was lucky enough to meet new friends and catch up with old ones! I travelled to Ahmedabad from Surat and also to Kerala, during my time in India. Living and working as an artist isn’t always that easy. Shared experience and conversation is the only way! But the dynamics have to be right of course! I’m learning to practice more gratitute and better contribution. Surat is known for its diamonds and as the most developed city in Gujarat. As cities go, it would be great to see more spaces for social interaction. Where do the young people hang out? It will be fantastic that the gallery and the Art School will be in closer proximity in future years. Always inspired by close connection.