And her hair – don’t get me started on her hair. All I can say, is when I look at this image I feel hopeless that I'll never achieve such artistic heights, and gratitude for being able to look at this image and feel inspired.
One of the things that keeps me coming back to Mucha's work is the fact that he tried so many things. He looked into pattern surface design, sculpture and photography. He was a beautiful, realistic painter, and created many portraits of his family and friends.
He also worked large scale, as do I – but I'm talking about a different league of work. His works on panels were huge and epic, and so intricate and colourful you could gaze into them for long hours. The most famous of these, the Slav Epic, charts the history of the Slavic people. It's on my bucket list to see it at the National Gallery in Prague, where it was donated to the city by the artist. I'm looking forward to travelling to Prague, finally getting there and standing under it. That will be a good day.