I love to paint. My mother was a lifetime inspiration, and teachers and friends have played a valuable part in my development. Sometimes the composition flows and is joyful, other times it is very challenging and difficult. My style is unique but various influences have inspired change over the years, particularly with regard to composition and balancing colour. My paintings range from animals to still life; I spend a long time thinking about subject matter and composition, sometimes I look at a blank canvas for days. Originality, colour and technique are three of my main priorities.