I recently discovered a whole batch of sketches dating back as far as 30 years ago. They include a range of life studies. Many were sketched at Spring Street Studio in New York. A wonderful woman by the name of ‘Minerva’ ran the studio (she may still do) and has models of all shapes, sizes and ages. She gave me my first international break by linking me up to Michael Ingbar Gallery on Broadway. I have not looked back since. As far as I’m concerned ‘Minerva’ is my muse!"