Friday, 24 June 2011

Painting Depression

I am sometimes asked if I think people will be interested in paintings about MY family (before they come to Ted Coney's Family Portraits ), maybe implying they wouldn't be! I always reply, that as everyone has a family, I hope they will empathise with some of the themes in the paintings. Only last week I was showing a group my painting 'Other Women's Lives' and talking about the circular part in it to represent Depression, which my mother described as like 'disapearing down a dark tunnel'. At the end of my description, one of the visitors said that was just like she felt for two years and she seemed genuinly relieved to tell everyone and discuss her feelings. I felt I must be doing something right!

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