I like to paint people, animals and stories. Sometimes the stories
are true and sometimes they are a figment of my imagination or
it can be a story that the viewer makes up also. Often people
find themselves or their family or their animals in my paintings.
I really like that.
Our animals are so important to us. They make us feel really
good and happy. When animals die, it takes so long to get over
their demise. A couple of years ago our dog, who was a staffie/bully
cross called Little Dog, left us because he was very sick. We
had him for eleven years and he was great.
Now we have Daisy and she has problems. She doesn't like children.
Actually she only likes a few people in our family. I have painted
Daisy but never Little Dog. The exhibition is called 'Dats and
dogs' as years ago when I was a little girl and my cousin Glennys
who had a speech impediment was visiting our home she said 'me
like dats and dogs too'.
Glennys was one of my Father's favourite nieces and so for years
my Father would say every now and then when he saw a cat or dog,
'me like dats and dogs too'. I still say it and then I think of
So this exhibition is sort of dedicated to Glenn who was lovely
but married a man call 'Tiger' who was a rotter but that is another
Vivo Gallery, Palm