2016 began at Bedford Art Society with a most interesting talk from the artist Tony Mackay. Although he has demonstrated to us before, we were treated to an insight into his new direction in painting. He showed us some of his earlier, more traditional paintings and then went on to explain why he decided to try something new. He told us his thoughts on his use of colours that he had not used before in his work and how we could 'read' his pictures, which were more geometric than before. It was a thoroughly informative and enjoyable evening, which may result in us trying something new as well.