Witty, as you can see, is a delightful Dalmatian. His owners, Mark and Ellen, also live in my home town, Stourbridge. Indeed, Mark and I have known each other for many years.

This portrait was particularly enjoyable for me as the background is a view from Kinver Edge - a National Trust beauty spot where I grew up. In the distance you can see Wychbury and Clent hill. The middle ground is Whittington Hall Farm and just through the trees is Kinver Church. Highly appropriate as it was here that Mark and Ellen were married.