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.
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
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
Every year Jenny would design a special card to send to friends and family.
Learning to Count
You have to know what you’ve got.
Picture in focus: the right frame makes a difference
What a difference a frame makes.
We had had under two weeks to pack the contents of the studio. What have we learned, after storing them for three years?
We thought we knew where we were headed, because we had decided our goal was to put on an exhibition.
Clearing a studio
Clearing Jenny’s studio was a hard and painful experience.
Picture in Focus: Questions not asked
When I look at this painting I think of all the questions I never asked when I had the chance.
Law and taxes
Jenny had not made a will, that is, she died intestate.
First decisions, next mistakes
About two years after we had agreed to be her Art Executors, Jenny died, unexpectedly.
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.