My inspirations for this painting came from our travels. We saw the different varieties of orchids blooming in the botanical gardens in the Caribbean. My favourite subjects to paint are florals and seeing those gorgeous flowers on the island inspired me to take the many photos for painting reference. I've painted for many years and enjoy working with different mediums including pen, ink, coloured pencil, watercolour, acrylics and oils. I also like to choose images from nature to paint and to create an emotional quality in my paintings for the viewer to experience.