"I love to paint and passionate about the animals I portray. They are the very subjects I depend upon and a wonderful source of inspiration. Unfortunately many are fast disappearing and some very close to extinction, while others must compete for the ever decreasing wild spaces. Every day more and more of our fragile planet is polluted or destroyed and with it goes another animal or plant species. As a wildlife artist, I feel I should do everything I can to raise funds through my art and speak out. "