love

a day of celebration


 
Happy First Birthday to our beautiful grandson and a Happy Anniversary to his wonderful loving parents. We love them all to bits.❤️

canadart


 
What better way to spend Canada Day than painting in the studio with our Vancouver granddaughter. How lucky can anyone be to have two beautiful granddaughters who love to paint with their doting grandpa.❤️

love, love, love


 
Always the best part of any visit is painting with the artist in residence and today’s rainbow couldn’t have been a better subject to paint.
 

❤️❤️❤️

five long months


 
Oh the joy! After five long months we were able to travel to see our daughter and granddaughter again and enjoy the longest hugs that we have been dreaming about for so long. Tomorrow our beautiful granddaughter will be 5 and we are so happy that we will be able to celebrate her special day with her.

dad

As I remember my wonderful dad seen here courting my mum in 1935 and on his retirement in 1969, and having received the most loving father’s day wishes today from my amazing children whom I love so much, I wish all the dads and granddads out there the Happiest of Father’s Days.

farewell to a hero


 
On a day when the Pacific Spirit Park sparkled in its beauty at every turn I would like to remember my amazing brother-in-law, a veteran, who left us today surrounded by his wonderful family after 98 years of a life that inspired all of us who knew him. We will miss him but his spirit will never leave us.

a bouquet with love


 
A bouquet today with love for my beautiful granddaughter who has broken her collarbone and who helped me with the painting over FaceTime; I couldn’t have done it without her. I can’t wait for the day when we can be together again and I can give her the biggest hug. ❤️

together apART


 
What could be better than spending time in the studio virtually with my beautiful artist granddaughter today.
 

Together apart takes on a whole new meaning.
 

 

Sadly whilst we were in the studio word came of the crash of one of the Canadian Snowbird planes with the loss of life of one of its team members, Captain Jenn Casey. This heartbreaking news comes as they have been crossing Canada to pay tribute to those fighting Covid-19. I send my heartfelt condolences to her grieving family and to all of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds team. I would like to dedicate my Kite Under The Rainbow painted today to Captain Casey’s memory. 🇨🇦
 

Canada Strong. Nova Scotia Strong

mums for mums


 
Happy Mother’s Day to the awe-inspiring mums in our family and to all mums everywhere, especially the healthcarehero mums working on the frontline. We thank and love you all.❤️