At that time I was running my own gardening business full-time, so the art had to fit in with that. It was still dogs I loved to paint, so it was a natural progression to take on pet
portrait commissions. It started with friends, then friends of friends, and the next thing I was sending pet portraits out to America! At that point, it was hard to fit it all in and I felt I had to
find time to explore my style, so I reduced my gardening work and started to concentrate on setting up my art business.
In 2016 I began teaching my free-flow methods to small groups of beginner artists. The pleasure of helping people unlock their painting potential, seeing their faces light up when they discover
they can paint too, has been such a buzz!