In this new episode, I’m talking to Ali Mackie, who is, a painter and mixed media artist based in the Chilterns in the UK. We talk about wide ranging subjects, encompassing all what it entails to live and work as an artist, including motherhood. Ali talks about her work and inspiration in great detail. Nature portrayed with bright colours plays an essential role in her paintings, collages and mixed media work. She comes from an interior design background, which, she tells me more about in our conversation, and how she draws on those experiences in her current work, both as a small business owner and as an artist.