Last week, I had my first mentoring session with Frank Abbott, an artist who, like myself, plays with technology within his work. Frank and I discussed how I could enhance my paintings, by adding what we referred to as a ‘real’ material, something that could only be fully experienced in the ‘flesh’. I have decided that I will experiment with materials that change appearance as the viewer moves around them, for example iridescent paints or reflective tape. We also discussed the possibility of being more loose and disruptive in my paintings. I plan to do this by including more ‘playful’ imagery.