My paintings are inspired by nature, I particularly love flowers. They are bright, colourful and hopeful. Where there is a crack in a pavement a flower will push though and find the sunshine. Though the medium of flowers and paint, I express my own feelings of hope. I work as a mental health occupational therapist and run an art group there, with the aim of helping people feel absorbed in the moment. Art brings me a lot of joy and I hope that those who see my work feel the joy in it.