Confessions of THE Art Executor

This blog explains that when my sister Jenny died suddenly I became her Art Executor and had to learn what to do from scratch. I hope these posts explaining what I did (and didn’t) may help others in the same situation – and encourage artists to think ahead as well.

A Question of Style

A Question of Style

Did Morandi’s example inspire her to paint the same pots for 50 years?

A question of definition

A question of definition

An artist’s experiences can influence their work after a long gestation and without their being conscious of it.

Making it up

Making it up

It was a lightbulb moment when I realised that sometimes you just have to make it up.

Learning to Look

Learning to Look

When I started cataloguing Jenny’s art I wasn’t looking in the right way or seeing what was important. I had to learn to look more deeply.

A Christmas Card

A Christmas Card

Every year Jenny would design a special card to send to friends and family.

Storage

Storage

We had had under two weeks to pack the contents of the studio. What have we learned, after storing them for three years?

Planning

Planning

We thought we knew where we were headed, because we had decided our goal was to put on an exhibition.

Clearing a studio

Clearing a studio

Clearing Jenny’s studio was a hard and painful experience.

Law and taxes

Law and taxes

Jenny had not made a will, that is, she died intestate.

We could have said No

We could have said No

Jenny said that she was thinking of making a will and would like to name us as her Art Executors.