I drew constantly from a young age, always people. I spent ages by myself making up families. Drawing was always part of my life and an escape from any difficulties or problems I was facing. As an adult, various health and other issues took up time and energy and prevented me from focusing on art and my practice fell away. There were several years where I was totally creatively blocked and had almost given up on making art. It felt like a terrible loss but then, a particularly difficult period over the past couple of years has been a catalyst to bring me back to what I love, which is drawing and painting. The human condition is what inspires me most. Portraiture has always been my first love and, while I may never achieve it, my goal is to reveal both that unique individual and also the vulnerability of being human. I also love nature and am inspired by colour and line, as well as ideas.