I originally trained as a puppeteer and a carpenter but due to epilepsy I cannot work in these fields at the moment. I had always loved art and used to love drawing portraits but it was only after I became ill, 4 years ago, that I started to explore painting seriously. From the isolation of illness I started to paint portraits again. I was interested particularly in the eyes as they are the windows to the soul and started to think about the peoples and animals around the world whose voices are not being heard. I wanted to somehow give them a voice and so I primarily paint endangered species. I paint them at night time as this is the time when society sleeps and if you listen you can hear and connect with the universe. When I produce a piece that I’m happy with there is a magic or beauty that comes from the subject and speaks to my heart.