I love to be alone with my clean white canvas deciding where to start, my favourite thing is watching it come alive.
The midday sun seared down over the Gunpowder House as I drove up the dusty gravelled lane, past the sparse scrubland where a mare and her foal were grazing, to meet the iconic Naydene Gonnella.
She is at once outrageously inspiring, compassionate, engaging and utterly chic....her genius sparkles through her paintings that glint with gold leaf.
Given the colour palette of the Caribbean where tropical seas meet the myriad of greens of the rainforest and then the flowers that bloom all year round: Carmen Miller with her eye for design splendidly captures it all on her extraordinary and stunning hand painted scarves.
Her feet are firmly on the ground yet her imagination is swimming with the mermaids - her art sings of the sea and the vibrancy of the Caribbean. Meet Maria:
This is the story of an extraordinary talent wrapped up in a gorgeous man.