“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance”—Aristotle

Like many people, I loved art as a child. However, my path led me in a different direction. After a horse riding accident I developed CRPS, a rare neurological disorder. A friend challenged me to stand up every day for ten minutes and just draw. I accepted and by week two I was standing for fifteen minutes at a time. I discovered that art took me to a peaceful place where pain couldn’t follow. Fifteen years later and five years into a form of remission I have found myself painting every minute that I can. I can’t find the right words to describe the emotion that art holds for me. It has allowed me to live again. I try to portray a feeling with my work. I have found that art can be an individual emotional experience. Art is life!