My Aunt Marion, like a breath of fresh air, a walk in the park. Everyone loved her. Her smile, oh her smile and her sweet little giggle. I see her in Donna. As a child I remember going to her home in the summer eating warm figs off her huge fig tree. More than my own childhood memories, this sweet little thing was a testimony to true humanity. When ‘Aids’ first hit the gay community with a vengeance, everyone was treating the stricken like lepers. It was Marion who volunteered fearlessly to help the shut-ins with this illness. Marion mother to Donna, Linda and Wally. Loved by all that were fortunate enough to meet her.
About this Collection
This is one of many small oil paintings in my series titled ‘Women’. They each represent family, friends and other women who bring inspiration in our daily lives. This project started out as a study for future color palettes for my larger paintings and emerged as little gems. At first when it came time to name each piece, I realized that each had their own personalities and reminded me of individuals that have touched my life in some way.