Painting is my salvation. I am a born Romantic with a capital R. Painting helps me channel my yearnings, dreams, fantasies, helps me create worlds and utopias I need to create. I find living in England very challenging at times, especially in winter, because I yearn for the Sun. So I can create worlds where it feels like the sun is more present. Like my Lady of Oranges. Effectively she is me, sitting contemplating a blue blue sky.