|Totes Meer (Dead Sea) 1940-1|
It was in 1967 that I first came across Paul Nash. I was on a school trip from Manchester visiting the galleries and Museums of London when I saw this painting in the Tate. For some reason the image stayed with me, possibly because we were studying the war poets at the time. I would never have imagined looking at that painting fifty years ago that it would be a turning point in my life. After that school trip I decided I wanted to study in London and have access to its numerous art galleries. I didn't study art as originally planned but trained to be a Physical Education teacher. However, I still very much enjoy visiting London's art galleries.