"When I found out I was pregnant it was a great opportunity to take a year out of work and develop a portfolio of pieces to take around to some local galleries. At the same time I was decorating the nursery for Sam and was looking for some art to put on his wall but I couldn't find anything I particularly liked. I was walking through the fields here and saw the cows and thought I'll paint him a cow. So that's where it started. I wanted to paint him something that would make him smile and keep him company in his room. He still has it. "