I was lucky to have the opportunity to work alongside Graduate Artists who were on an Arts Council funded Professional Development Programme and I was able to see them preparing and exhibiting their work. Lots of times, the artists would come and talk to me about my work, which was really good.
I visited London, Glasgow and Amsterdam to see exhibitions and went to lots of local art shows. I kept a log of my visits in my sketchbook. It takes me a very long time to write things, so my life coach sometimes did the writing and I told him what to put in the book.