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The thing about travel is, it is great.  Not just for the sights you see but for all the wonderful people you meet.

From the Tango bars of Buenos Aires to the beaches of Brazil.  From Birmingham’s Broad Street to the Via Urbana in Roma. Wonderful people and one thing I have learned is that people are the same all over the world and it’s through all these people that my work evolves.

Watching social interactions either on sandy beaches or in a dimly lit bar and at every moment.  A kiss is a kiss at every level of society and age and in every country.  These feelings affect me..when they laugh l find laughter in my heart and when they cry l am sad.  l draw on all these emotions for my paintings.