"My choice of Countryman Artist of the Year - and it can only ever be a personal choice - is Kirsty Bonning, partly because after graduation with BA(hons) in Textile Design from Leeds University she chose to return to Devon to paint Landscapes. It may seem over fanciful, but I rather hope that so long as young painters need to live in the countryside and paint the landscape they live with, then there is hope that our countryside will not die" - Bill Taylor, The Countryman Magazine
"Thanks Kirsty the picture arrived safely and is glorious full of the light and atmosphere of that magic woodland, excellent frame too. We are delighted." - M. Lawson
"I just want to say how I love the picture. It's just like looking through a window on a beautiful spring day."
- J. Galton
"Many thanks for the photos and added information about the Thresher. George is very proud of his print of 'The Threatening Storm'. He has made a frame for it and it now has pride of place on our sitting room wall" - Mrs C. Stuckey