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It started with a pencil.
As a child I was brimming with excitement at the prospect of meeting relatives from my father’s birthplace, Trinidad. The visit was inspiring as I heard tales of an exotic island in the sunshine and an exquisite sounding bird called the Hummingbird.
….and then there was the pencil.
We parted with gifts, one of which was a pencil engraved with the family name and joined with the magical word ‘Emporium’. For a child who was desperate to be a part of one of Enid Blyton’s circus stories, the word Emporium conjured up all sorts of dream scenarios. I already loved to draw but never had such a grand looking pencil to make my marks with.
This is when my love of art began.
“Art is a line around your thoughts” ~ Gustav Klimt.