Back in 2001, after my degree show I successfully got a painting into the Royal Academy, Bristol summer exhibition. Every year since, I have wanted to apply for the RA summer show in London, however I have never been organised enough to remember the February submission date. This year I have made it through to the last 4000! It's an amazing achievement! Whatever the decision, my painting will sit in the RA and be judged and for a little while, it will have its moment! YES!