This painting has a very special place in my heart and signified a turning point in my belief in my artistic ability. Inspiration came very quickly but that was the easy part, I soon realised that this was no ordinary painting and I found myself dedicating every spare moment of my day and night to it. I have always been a spiritual person but I found that during the six weeks that it took to finish her, my connection to spirit increased vastly.
I think that most artists have a least one painting that they would be reluctant to part with, one that means a great deal to them, Thistle is like that for me, I do however, try to ensure that I have prints of her as she seems to have a profound effect on the majority of people who see her. I hope that you will enjoy not only Blessed Thistle but the rest of my work as well.