I paint every day ....

Painting is integral to how I live, where I live and who I am. Painting is a passion where the process is as important to me as the outcome.

Immersed in my surroundings I embrace the changing seasons and light. Everyday brings a new perspective, fresh challenges and a desire to keep exploring and improving. Life has to have meaning and for me that comes through a creative addiction to painting and drawing.

My inspirations are drawn from the sea, my garden and the landscape here on Strangford Lough. Other themes include studio still-lifes of delicate flowers grown in my garden, placed in objects that resonate with personal memories.

For me painting lifts me out of the day-to-day and I always endeavour to find the emotional tie between subject matter and the heart.

Pandora Butterfield. MA(Fine Art)