The second subject from my ‘You Are Enough ‘ series is Mel Butcher. I initially met Mel at a cultural event in the mid 90’s through a mutual friend and had been out of touch before recently reconnecting. Previously working in PR, she now works as an office manager in the gaming industry as well as raising two teenage children. She’s a humble woman who is very much a connector of people, always promoting and supporting businesses and initiatives in her community whilst never seeking the spotlight for herself. She is a beautiful soul who’s spirit lights up any room.

This portrait was painted In Croydon during the london calling blog ‘Any colour you like’ paint jam, supported by m_frenchi