'The Gift', Eamon Everall

Painting of a woman sat at a breakfast table with fruit and magazines and a guitar by the window behind her

oil on board, 195.5x76.3cm

Lives in East London on the edge of Epping Forest. 'Frugal'. Collectors include the Crown Prince of Oman. Practices Buddhist meditation, Tai Chi and Cajun dancing. Has teenage son and young daughter.

"I thought I'd done my growing up, but it wasn't till my father died in 1997 that I realised I had a whole lot further to go."

Goes running in the forest. Visits the southeast coast whenever possible. As a result of living in Malaya, developed a life-long taste for hot, spicy things.