Sunday, February 19, 2012

The Story Behind the Painting by Peri McQuay

"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.  

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