I have been in love with the natural world since childhood: equally, I have loved painting, drawing and writing. It is no surprise therefore, that throughout my professional life I have worked with plants, flowers and trees, finding inspiration from the living world around me..
We talk of a heaven, but we have heaven here on earth if only we were to look, notice and feel. Nature has sustained us for centuries, fed and watered us, given us healing herbs and provided beautiful places of refuge when we are in trouble. Now the earth is sick herself and desperately in need of healing. We are not custodians of the natural world, we are an intrinsic part of it and therefore, if we destroy our environment, we destroy ourselves. Much of my teaching has focused on this: we are living and breathing with the earth, we must sense the earth, feel her pain and minister to her needs.