My childhood dream was shattered when a tutor told me I’d never make it as an artist because I was too emotional. I began to hide with this declaration over my life by putting away my brushes and shying away from colour. It took me twenty years to realise I was living with a lie at my centre; emotions are what make people real. I picked up my brushes and decided to banish the lies and partner with the truth instead. This is why I create the art I do today.