This is my mom. Today is her birthday. Me Mum has given me life, knowledge, opportunities, encouragement and love. She is undoubtably one of the core reasons I paint. Some of my earliest memories are of accompanying her on various en plien air painting sessions. It is impossible to count the many times I have joined her on a trip to an art, fabric, or craft store. She has been my biggest fan since my earliest scrawlings and has amassed quite a collection of my works over the years. So I was unable to deny her when she saw On Some Dutch Baroque Floral Shit and let out a proud maternal squeal. Thanks for everything Mom. Happy Birthday, I love you.
My friend Kenneth and his gorgeous mom. Love everything about this photograph.