Being in the studio makes me feel happier. I couldn’t pick up a pen before I joined Artspace, but now I feel confident. I like doing big paintings and drawings, as well as collages. I like using loads of colours and textures because I think they’ll look lovely when they’re up on the wall. I love musicians like Daniel O’Donnell and Van Doonican because they are both good Irish singers. I have made some art work with Daniel O’Donnell as the subject; usually I collage drawings of him and his famiy on to paper or canvas and then colour them with paint. I print pictures of Daniel O’Donnell from the internet to use as a reference. As I wanted him to know what a big fan I am, I have sent him pictures of my work. He replied with a signed photo, telling me I did really well and to keep up the good work! My mum always used to put me down and tell me I couldn’t do anything, but now I know i can! I am hoping to go on to collage after my time at Artspace and continue my education.