Quinn Russell lives and works in Holywood, a small town close to Belfast in Northern Ireland. Following some major changes in her life, she began painting with more purpose a couple of years ago. Self taught, she enjoys working in strong colours of thick and textured acrylic paint. Quinn's love of animals has drawn her to enjoy animal portraits and in particular hares. The hare has a great deal of meaning to her as it is an animal that symbolises a creative way of looking at life. Hares have a naturally solitary nature and are not too quick to conform. The hare teaches us to reach for our dreams and not let anything get in the way. That is just what Quinn tries to do in the process of painting.