I am a self taught artist based in the UK. I am inspired by beautiful things. Flowers, feath-ers, landscapes of my favourite places are some of the things that grab my attention. I of-ten use photographs taken by myself or others as the starting point. But, my aim is never to replicate a photo only to use it as the basis for what comes out on the canvas. I also like to create abstract pieces based on my own emotions. I don’t have just one style as I like to explore my creativity in different ways. I find anything creative highly therapeutic. I have fibromyalgia which means that I have to manage my energy carefully and I have to avoid stress at all costs as this is a major trigger for me. Painting is the perfect way to calm my mind.