The girl in the painting is a 10 year old called Grace.
She adores animals, nature and small children.
If she spots a snail ahead of her on the cycle path, she will skid to a halt, lift the snail up out of danger, and place it safely in the direction it was heading. And then return back to check for the snail’s friends and family.
I wanted to show Grace’s sensitivity and affection for the natural world, adding sparkle to the flower woman she’s hugging to show how nature comes alive through her care for its survival.