This painting was an interesting assignment that I was given while a student at university. We were asked to paint our family of origin and to tell a story about the characters. It was fun to do and my family still laughs about the stories behind each of the characters, which of course is from my perspective. As you can see I was raised in a large family and it was at dinner, around the kitchen table, that we go together! Each of us is unique and brought something special 'to the table'.