I love bold colours and textures - to use them in an expressive, cheerful and decorative way. My acrylic still lifes aim for a serene effect and a dreamlike mood. My inspiration comes from the Norfolk countryside and the changing hues of nature and the seasons. The best ideas pop up when walking with the dogs. My bright studio is high in our attic, overlooking endless undulating fields. When wind gives way to sunshine, I paint in the summerhouse, doors and windows wide open, the dogs dosing in their baskets next to me.