Firstly thank you for visiting, if I can help you with anything just ask.
Now here's my story so far.
I'm 56 and came to painting late on. I worked as a biscuit packer for nearly 30 years and really enjoyed it but I was a victim of redundancy. What a scary time that was, I could only operate machines and there are very few factories around here. One rainy day I was sat here pondering on life and felt the urge to paint one of my ex-battery chickens (I have never painted an animal before only dabbling in the occasional human face). I dared to show the result to my friends and someone asked if I could paint their dog, eeek! That was about 7 years ago and I've been so lucky to paint many dogs, chickens, cats, hares etc and get paid for something I love doing.
I became vegan 9+ years ago, I have Crohn's and was researching dairy and I have not touched dairy or meat since. Best decision I have taken, for me and the animals. I think my love for animals helps me with painting them, I love seeing the various pets people send me. I do shed a tear for those furbabies no longer with us but then so happy when my painting brings the parent some comfort.
I try to help animal rescues where and when I can, sometimes it's not possible. And I regularly do giveaways on my FaceBook page, I try to spread a little happiness and paw it forward.
What else can I tell you?
I am owned by Rufus the dog, he has separation anxiety so we are basically joined at the ankle (he's a JRT).
That's a little of my story, thank you for reading,