Welcome. Your reasons for spending so long on the cumputer will start to wear thin...
Great to see ever increasing support in the UK!!!
As an aside, at a recent exhibition (I exhibited in the same room as a digital photographer), the support for traditional for traditional monochrome was incredible. Many made a point of commenting that they wish there was more being exhibited. Those who insisted on discussing whether digital would finish off traditional in the end tended to work in the computer industry!!!!! For them there could only be one winer (peaceful co-existence obviously impossible). Those who loved the digital and had no interest in traditional (I also exhibited colour) were I think really wanting to see Athena posters of puppies, dolphins and sunsets superimposed on howling wolves, cough, spit.
There has never been a better time to be in traditional monochrome as like any craft skill, it cannot be learned overnight. We will be the ones with the knowledge, the POWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!