For as long as I can remember I wanted to be an artist, but I was encouraged to take ‘useful’ subjects like science. When I left school I studied for a Diploma in Horticulture and I thought this could marry my love of nature with my artistic ability by doing garden design. For me it never materialised into the promising career I hoped it would. After a life changing experience in 2007, I decided to start painting in earnest. I have been pursuing my artistic career consistently since then.