As with the animals in my work, the figures I paint, often have animal tendencies. Horns, antlers, tails and beaks will attach themselves to seemingly innocent people, which adds to the anthropomorphic tendencies that I possess. They represent the people in my life, past and present and the different parts of my character and soul. They help me to sort out my problems and chat with me while I am working. They sometimes become friends, as the characters in a good novel can be to a writer. They guide me, make me laugh, give me comfort and sometimes even frighten me into taking action when I have become complacent.