What really matters
So many of them made me want to drop everything, run out to the studio, and start painting. Each story was so incredibly moving and gave great meaning to the image: a beloved family pet lost in the fire, a favourite uncle, an unbelievably brave child, heart stopping moments of brilliance and so many others.
One of the most humbling parts of this painting journey is the fact that people invite me into their lives in such a personal and profound way. They allow me to capture the people, pets and memories that are the most precious to them. I can't describe what an honour it has been and continues to be.
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