For eight months of 2012, I worked as an artist in a remote school, a commonwealth government supported program. During this period I began working in acrlics, inspired by local artists and the expediency of the creative process. The lack of distraction and the pure immensity, beauty and intensity of the landscape meant it was a highly creative period.  Every morning I would rise half an hour before the sun to see the last of the evenings shooting stars and to marvel at the changes in the light as I wandered out along the sandy desert roads, usually with a couple of dogs to keep me company.