Creative Artist

15-20 Minutes Each Day

Born in Kenya, East Africa, I was surrounded by the most amazing array of animal and birdlife from the start. Although lions weren’t roaming around our sprawling garden, there were plenty of other animals to amaze me and my brothers, such as African Pied Hornbills, Chameleons and a myriad of butterflies. As a family, we also went on regular ‘safaris’ where we saw many, many birds and animals. This is where my passion for animals and birds of every shape and size began.

We moved to Scotland when I was seven. The animals were not as exotic but they were there in all forms as we lived on a farm. I was always helping my Dad out, plus looking after orphaned lambs, raising rabbits and ducks as well as having many family pets. That continued once I left home when quite a few parrots, cockatoos and conures owned me. As a result of this close contact, I

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