My Parents Come to Mind

Tribute 72 x 48 Oil on Canvas

The thing about converting old photographs and slides to digital is that the images bring up so many stories of places and people who have shared life with me.   I’ve not been blogging so much recently just because the act of archiving is such a time-consuming activity on its own.  It is a joy to come across particular images that remind me of the beauty of my life.  For example, I came upon some flower paintings and I thought of Mom and Dad.  The notation on the exhibit titled Tributes: A Show of Garden Paintings, reads…

“This exhibit is a tribute to the loving hands of my parents…to their dreamscapes…to their palette of exquisite colour.  I have no other way to acknowledge this thing that they did right, but to try to paint it.  These works are sentimental for no other reason than that it is with great sentiment that I experience the memories.  The recollections of flower and vegetable beds across two nations are on the surface.”


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