Around the age of 23 I began to enjoy having disposable income for the first time thanks to my earnings as a freelance illustrator. One weekend I was browsing the stands at the Battersea Arts Fair and I realised that I could afford to buy a piece of art for myself -what a joy!
I fell in love with this little canvas by self taught artist Brenda Brooks. The price was a mere £50 and it was all mine. I still love it now. It marked the beginning of my journey into buying art. I have a very simple criteria- I purchase what I love. Sometimes I can’t explain why I like a piece but I know I have to have it in my life and my home. A painting can be forever and sometimes you grow with it and other times you grow out of it. This one will always remain a favourite.