Art and the Art Executor

When my sister Jenny died suddenly I had to learn what Art Executors do from scratch. I hoped blogging about it would help others in the same situation – and encourage artists to think ahead as well.  Newer entries are more about Jenny’s Art.

Making it up

Making it up

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

picture in focus: Earth story

picture in focus: Earth story

Earth Story, 1985. Oil on Canvas 60 x 60 cm This painting is quite unlike any other oil painting of Jenny's. It's not a Still Life, and it has a title: 'Earth, Moon, Tree', which later she changed to 'Earth Story'. It is possibly the first oil painting to which she...

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.