Gillian Sandra in 1967 by Kath Woollen

Gillian Sandra in 1967

Pencil sketch on paper - I did this from a photo of my sister as she was in 1967 aged 8. The original is framed and given to my sister as a gift, which she loves.
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a lovely soft gentle sketch, well rendered
over 5 years ago
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Kath WoollenArt has always been a great love of mine for as long as I can remember and I desperately wanted to go to Art College when I left school, however my father completely forbade it, saying that I would turn into a "pot smoking hippy", and I was subsequently sent off to Secretarial College - bear in mind that this was in the 1960's when parents usually had the last say!

As I grew older, got married, and spent time with my career, and bringing up my son and daughter, my art receded into the background, but was always there - ready for me to return to when the time was right. That "right" time came in a way that I wish wasn't so heartbreaking, and I now find that Art is my passion and my salvation after losing my son in 2004 to osteosarcoma...
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