My name is Hana Jirásková and I have two great love - our two Persian greyhounds, Saluki Dumont and Abisha and silk painting.

One day I just thought it would be beautiful to paint a portrait of Saluki in all his Oriental beauty on silk. I started attending art courses and since then the beautiful saluki have been the main theme of my silk paintings and our two boys are a constant source of inspiration.

I create mainly in the studio in the Highlands. Silk is perfectly tied up in a frame in a garden gazebo, colors are mixed, Abisha and Dumont lie on a deck chair in close nearness and I begin to paint. These are the moments of happiness, relaxation and complete comfort...