|Michael Bossom was a wood turner selling his work at craft shows around the UK. At the last show before Christmas in 1986 Michael and his wife Shona, met a French Canadian named Jean Marie Giraud who was selling unusual pictures painted using heat techniques.
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Shona & Michael bought one of Jean's paintings, which had been produced using waxes and oil pastel worked with an iron and a heated plate. Above is the image that fascinated Michael so much that he just had to have a go himself, although he'd never painted before.