"I was delighted to see the picture of my mother, Marie Cecilia Guard and your interesting contrast of her and Prudence Heward. This picture actually is a portrait of Marie, painted by her young husband, Ken
Phillips when she was ill. Hence the flushed cheeks! Neither of my parents ever moved as close to the angular semi-abstract style as Heward did, but its that differences that make this so interesting. Projecting
the person's character in portraits was important to both my parents."
I appreciate learning the story behind this striking portrait of your mother, Peri. Please accept my apologies for my erroneous assumption that your mother painted it.