WE enter 2010 with exhibitions by two of our high profile artists; Graham Boyd at Bushey Museum and John Farnham in a mixed show at the new Walter Strachan Art Centre in Bishop's Stortford.

Later this month, Sue Llewelyn Elvidge will provide an insight into the importance of drawing in her work at the HVAF quarterly meeting on February 25th at the University of Hertfordshire.

The section on Opportunities is bursting at the seams this issue, and we also say a final farewell to our Chair Mike Willison who has successfully restored the fortunes of HVAF and leaves us with a healthy and thriving forum. Thank you Mike and all the best in your retirement. You are retiring, aren't you?

Maxine King, Editor