This is a totally new way of painting for me after many years painting in a photo-realistic style. I was dissatified with my work and needed to try other approaches. The ‘eureka’ moment came in July 2018 when I took part in a workshop run by the Australian artist Robert Hagan. His speed of painting and dynamic approach completely changed my way of working and had me painting people! Having told myself I couldn’t possibly paint humans as opposed to animals, here we are with some paintings of children – all of which are my grandchildren at various ages and stages in their lives. What an amazing release this was for me and I am continuing in this impressionistic way now and absolutely love this new challenge.