2022 is a landmark year for our Gallery. After 36 years passionately promoting contemporary artists, I am so delighted to welcome our eldest Grandchild JACOB TALBOT. Jacob recently Graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art Photography from the prestigious Leeds Arts University. During his time at University he not only studied Photography but also, due to the Pandemic restrictions, taught himself to sculpt, make his own moulds and cast his work, plus the art of welding metals and loads more self-taught accomplishments. Jacob shares a Studio in Leeds with other young highly talented artists. With my encouragement, he has been inspired to create B A N G – Blackstone Art Next Generation, a totally separate venture for our Gallery. His aim is to bring these amazing artists into the Public Eye while still pursuing his own career as a Fine Art Photographer. Since the age of 13 (apart from school commitments!) Jacob and I have worked together at International Art Fairs. All who have met him during this time have voiced admiration for his warm friendly nature and terrific work ethic. “Welcome Jacob”.