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“I promised myself that when the time came in 1993 for Dire Straits to finish touring, I would take up my other passion – painting, to fill the inevitable vacuum. Little did I realise that what I initially considered a hobby very quickly became an integral part of my life.”

“One of the interesting aspects of painting is that the more you do it, the more difficult it becomes. You reach a stage where you sell a few paintings, which is great, and a little voice inside might say: ‘I think I can do this’ – but then a much bigger voice steps up and reminds you that this is just the beginning of the journey.” 

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