Often having been thanked for modelling and not showing qualms about appearing nude it is surprising the people who comment that they are house and garden naturists and thoroughly enjoy the feeling. – At one time Prince Charles showed a keen interest in life drawing which inevitably prompted a media interest which in turn brought me approaches by the national television networks to appear live during a morning programme at a fantastic fee but I declined the offer.
I have enjoyed working in some unusual places but probably one I will always remember was about twelve years ago in a bitterly cold greenhouse at a Cancer Hospice near Aylesbury. The patients, about a dozen men and women were so grateful to be given instruction in the techniques of sketching the human figure by a Friend of the Hospice, who herself had cancer and has since passed away, made me especially welcome. There have been many amusing incidents.