What a joy it is to have friends and family help you celebrate the launch of a new series. I love giving all my paintings a party before sending them off into the world. In this series ‘Inspiration and memory’ I linked words of inspiration I associate with my mother and songs she sang during my childhood. I was caught totally unprepared when Russell Starkey asked mum and I to sing one of the songs then and there! My cousin caught the moment on video.