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Lucy was the wisest dog I have ever known. She lived until she was in her twentieth year.

The sixties was a great time to be an art student. I was not a very happy teenager, but when I was painting I was happy than usual. I still paint. Being creative is an essential part of life for me. My style has changed greatly over the years I never thought I would enjoy painting portraits when I was at college. Now, it is probably what I enjoy most.

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This is Emily. She came from Harrods and was supposed to be a dressing gown and slippers!

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My husband Alan.  I painted this in 1973. We had just got married…note the large, bright ring!