Friday, November 26, 2010

Doris McCarthy

I got teary eyed when I heard the news that Doris McCarthy had died.  After she retired from teaching in 1972 she spent the next 38 years painting and she has left us so much to be grateful for.   I remember in the early '80's seeing her artwork for the first time.  I worked for a company that had an extensive collection of her Nova Scotia landscapes lining their long corridor. I had just returned from living in Nova Scotia and I remember the joy I felt every morning viewing her powerful artwork. She captured the spirit of the place and I connected strongly with her paintings. It was the beginning of my passion for fine art and my appreciation of it in the years that followed.  Her creative spirit inspired me and she is one of my heroes.  Thank you Doris McCarthy.  
I am truly grateful for how you have enriched my life.