The Seagull Story
My ‘Seagull Range’ started one day when I had finished my usual painting. I noticed I still had loads of blue paint left on my pallette, “So what to do?” I thought. I unwrapped two small-ish canvases and painted them both blue. This particular blue is my favourite colour. I even got married in this colour. I decided to paint a picture of a seagull (Herring Gull). After I had finished, I looked into his face. His expression was quizzical as if he was saying “Who Me?” I then thought he needs an answer to that question, so I painted “Yes You!”
Later the same day we had some friends coming over for dinner.
I had left the two pictures standing in the room, and several of my friends commented on the paintings suggesting that I might be onto something. “The rest, as they say, is history.”