Birds, bees and butterflies seem to fly (and occasionally swim) into my paintings completely naturally. Sometimes they just appear to me from the paint splashes and I feel they were always meant to live there.
Pigeons and penguins are my favourites. Pigeons, so often reviled, are intelligent, courageous wee beasties, who survive in the bleakest of urban environments.
Penguins, whilst awkward and funny on land, become the most graceful beings when under water.