Creative influences

Throughout my life I have been influenced by people both in the past and present; however my late father never knew how his creative style of working and telling of stories had opened my mind to the ancient Irish Celts & Gaelic Scots.   My brother has also played an important part by recognizing that in spite of my previous health problems I had the abilities & simply needed encouragement to develop designs that reflected today’s every changing taste in interior design.    Two friends whose influence has helped me over many long years to nurture and develop my own style is the current bespoke artist Robert Ryan and his late departed brother (bespoke artist) Martin Ryan.      The pictures that I create in copper and pewter today have choice of flowers similar to that used by the late Margaret (McDonald) Mackintosh wife of C.R. Mackintosh. (My favourite flower is the Scottish Thistle the heart of Scotland)