When the Art Centre shut down I decided to take up my life as an artist again and so spent a number of years painting and potting. In hindsight my ability to make and sell pottery perhaps got in the way of my pursuing more energetic representation in galleries. As things turned out, I found myself more and more at odds with galleries as a whole. So there followed years of fairly solitary existence as an artist. I did not particularly mind as my evolution as an artist seemed to be growing in its own way.