It was a wonderful challenge and I had an amazing time doing it. Originally there were going to be 5 paintings in the collection, one for each Test, but in between I decided to rush down to Taunton to paint the Woman's Ashes, my first painting of a Women's match. Then Ben Stokes does what Ben Stokes does and played that epic innings with Jack Leach on the last day of the Headingley Test.
So 5 became 7, which was perfect as 7 was my batting AND favourite number so I think it was written in the stars (not that I believe in the stars by the way!). Thank you to all my friends at the Counties involved and the ECB for finding me the best seat in the house at every Test, I couldn't have done it without you.
You can see my journey in more detail on our new Ashes Collection pages on our website: https://jackrussell.co.uk