27 Nov 18. Hell in Paradise. In April this year I visited the home of my son and his wife in Paradise, California, and painted murals with a Peter Pan theme in the bedroom of my future granddaughter Penelope, who was born in May. Earlier this month the town of Paradise was destroyed in a devastating fire which claimed many lives. My son and his family escaped in time, leaving behind all their belongings. Everything was consumed by the fire. It’s a very sobering reminder of the relative unimportance of personal property, including art, when compared to human life. Nothing we create will last forever, be it a home or a work of art. Is that something worth bearing in mind during the creative process? Probably…………………….