This painting was a commission from a beautician who required a decorative canvas for her treatment room. I wanted to create something quite 'organic' and natural. To begin with, I became a little bogged down with the theme of massage and aromatherapy. Then I realised that a symbolic 'meditative' piece was more appropriate to the essence and atmosphere of the treatment room. My client agreed that a 'tree of life' would work well. The colours were chosen to match some of the soft furnishing within the room.