I was delighted to be asked again to create a painting for the University of Cambridge annual Christmas message. I was again asked to focus on a view of Cambridge that wasn’t dominated by a particular college. I knew imediately the view I wanted to capture, as I have always wanted to paint a view to include the lovely Ryder & Amies shop on the corner of St Mary’s Passage and King’s Parade. This shop sells all the academic dress and sporting colours for the colleges and university. The resulting painting is called Winter on King’s Parade.