I am still passionate about the West Coast, but as I took care of Philip during his long illness, there were no opportunities to travel and collect stories.
In 2011 I brought photos back from a Zanzibar vacation and started some paintings depicting the note of sadness and the immense dignity I found in Africa. I asked two friends to be my partners and we organised an exhibition called "Can You Hear the Drums" for August this year.
When my husband became ill, I still had a painting to finish. One day I switched to W and N ARTISAN water soluble paints, which have no fumes, and dragged an easel into the bedroom. This painting was made with Philip looking on. He really enjoyed seeing a work being painted from beginning to end. It will go on my exhibition soon. So today, not the West Coast but an African image of a Masai Mom and Son! It will also be available for viewing here
Thank you for all those very kind sympathetic letters and comments I received after my previous post. I treasure them and have filed all of them to read again and again. The outpouring of love and support is still carrying me along. Love and hugs, Marie Theron.