My favourite society is the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) They hold an annual exhibition each year and it’s one of my main goals to be accepted into it. This year I have been accepted in and I feel so chuffed! The quality of work showing is really high and it has quite an impact walking around the Mall Galleries.

Obligatory selfie with my painting!

It’s funny how this painting was in the naughty corner of my studio for months, a rejected plein air – I have many of them! But I decided to work on it and amazing that it turned out well and gets into the show.

Tim Benson giving a speak at the Private View. Exhibition runs until 8th December.