I just want to let you know how special your artwork is and how much it can touch lives. I was lucky enough to meet you at Gleneagles in 2002 and you were able to do this outstanding portrait of our Grand Prix horse Tannaghill. It was a Christmas present for Roger who at the time was my boyfriend and has since become my husband and father to 2 boys. The picture of Step has taken pride of place in every home we have lived in, he has to be where everyone can see him.

2 weeks ago we had to say goodbye to Step. He was the reason we met 17 years ago and we owe everything to him. Our life, our boys and our future. We miss him everyday but we are so lucky to have this special picture of him. I still get to see him everyday because your talent captured his magic - for that I will never be able to thank you enough.

I just wanted to let you know that your effort and talent really does make the biggest difference, it makes the heartache a little easier.

Thank you for what you do,

Christine McCrea ,