It may sound strange that the initial source of my involvement with the Scottish art scene was the birth of our first child, Judith. Judith was born with Down’s Syndrome, along with other heath issues, which meant around the clock care and frequent hospital visits. I had to leave my job as Judith demanded all our care and attention. Fortunately, at that time the government were paying £40 per week to anyone starting a new business, and I decided to turn one of my hobbies, ‘Picture Framing’ into a business. That way I could work while supporting Judith. In the beginning my business was small and customers were mostly local artists from Glasgow. However, as the business grew, I added an Art Gallery to the framing shop and began to bring in artwork from all over Scotland, and from abroad as well. It wasn’t long before Interdec Gallery began to shape its own brand. It quickly earned the recognition of being the first African owned art gallery in Glasgow. And not surprising, the gallery began to receive attention and curiosity from the media. Interdec Gallery lasted nearly 12 years before I had to let it go, following a spinal surgery which left me with mobility and dexterity impairments.