Ready To Open This Wednesday 24 February
Mr Hiram Burnett. He was, says his daughter Cecil, a character.
I am delighted to include Hiram Burnett in this exhibition. Cecil's account of her father's death is very moving and very wonderful. He did not want to die, and yet he did die peacefully with Cecil there with him. I hope to include Cecil's account of it in the exhibition too.
I am finding this exhibition very different to the West Sussex one. It does make a difference that it is not cancelled at the last minute, and re-assembled elsewhere. The paintings have been done, I have made up a very small brochure to explain what I am doing and where this exhibition is intended to go. All is going well, then.
It is with huge respect and thanks to Clarissa de Wend Fenton that it is going ahead. She has been so helpful and generous with her time and her house. It helps that not only is she so kind, but she believes in the exhibition, and that gives me so much strength.
So, please come on Wednesday. It opens on this Wednesday 24 Feb, at 10am, and the Opening Night Do is from 6 - 9pm Wednesday evening. The exhibition is open, and I am there all the time, from 10am to 5pm daily, with a final Closing Night do on the Sunday 28 Feb from 6pm - 9pm.
See you all there. It will be good, and it will be worth the visit.
A Loneliness and Tea Diptych. Acrylic on wood. About 10" x 6"
This is to show that despite the loneliness, the feelings of isolation and sorrow, there is still tea. Here I can still have a cup of tea, even if the tea mug is held hanging losely from my hand. There is still Tea In The Pot.