We featured Bernadette Russell over the month of June as The Storyteller. A few weeks ago I’ve seen her and her partner perform a play called 366 days of kindness, on the question if kindness can save the world. It was a project inspired by the London riots, which lead her to do one act of kindness a day and documented it over the course of a year. That is one part of her, which well demonstrates her interest in other people’s lives. The other part is the white rabbit in her, which can transform a room into a place of magic, drawing colourful words from a magician’s top hat to create new places, ideas, dreams and lets you enter rabbit holes you would have never thought of.Before I start with a painting related to a person, I usually focus on those moments we’ve shared and the things that person mentioned in the interview. I then write down all the random things that pop into mind. This process helps me focus and forms an idea in my head for the painting. The result was an oil painting 30x20cm on canvas paper. Find more on lovely Bernadette Russell here.