**I am very honoured for having the opportunity to talk to artist Barbara Nicholls who is artist in residence at The Turnpike Gallery, and to photograph her at work. Following a 2-year investigation into the sunken mines, incendiary geology and lost heritage of the region, Barbara Nicholls’ monumental watercolours will be on display at The Turnpike from 11th of May until the 22nd of June. Barbara explained to me how these works emerge through the manipulation of pigment in water and seeing all that happening, right before my lens, was an incredible experience. Cannot wait to see the exhibition preview on Friday, May 10th, (7-9)! If you’re around, make sure you don’t miss this!