In the attic there was a space behind a door, under the eaves, with a small desk and a window. My roommates agreed to let me use it as a studio. It was my first real studio and I loved it with a passion. I started painting my animal characters.
My animal character scenes had little stories behind them which I could not have put into words. I became immersed in their world which was such a wonderful place to be. I invented a fictional world for them to live in "Nellenby".
His energy, mental strength, inventiveness and determination are very inspiring to me. He was not an artist to be put off by the opinions of critics. His self confidence was a great part of his success.