I am a NHS doctor living and working in Scottish Borders. I have always been fascinated with the human face and form and am constantly looking for ways of capturing mood and expression through the media of paint. The sitter for this piece is my daughter, currently an Art student at Aberdeen. She looks a little pensive and demure, though I would have to confess this does not reflect her personality. I have been influenced by Ancient Roman murals and the Fayum mummy portraits.