My connection to flowers is undeniable. I love that they represent a different emotion and evoke endless memories in most individuals. They represent, love, sadness, birth, death, happiness, abundance, cherished, strength, remembrance, freedom and so many more. There is an abundence of colours, textures and shapes are incredibly beautiful and inspire me to paint.
My inspiration to create a vision of this historic landmark was in honour of my grandfather, Mohammed Ali (Andy) Hamdon and my grandmother Josephine Hamdon. In addition to my grandparents I wanted to honour the other founding members of the Al Rashid Mosque. Including my parents and aunt who were married there. While it was still serving the community I had attended bake sales, prayer services, weddings and funerals, all of which were an important part of the community.