Saturday, June 11, 2011

Don't miss the fundraiser for Pamela Simpson Lussier a week from today!

My painting "Miss Florence's Waterfall" will be among many others donated by fellow artists to benefit Pamela Simpson Lussier on Saturday, June 18, at the Scotland Fire Department.
"Miss Florence's Waterfall" is a 16 x 20" oil, $650, copyright Joan Cole

Pamela Simpson and David Lussier are known by many of us as "the plein air pair."  They are both fine artists who, through the years,  have shared their combined knowledge of art and painting outdoors with many eager students of all ages, including me.  

Pam has been battling cancer. She received chemotherapy which was successful, but her kidneys have been destroyed. Her husband, David, currently administers her dialysis at home, which has been tying them up for about 30 hours per week over an extended period of time. She has been ill and unable to work for a long time and will receive a kidney transplant from her daughter at the end of June.

I extend an invitation to everyone to attend the upcoming fundraiser on Pam's behalf.  I know you will have the opportunity that evening to meet many fine artists who, like me, love both of these sweet, generous people.  And you will have the chance to bid on many, many beautiful paintings.


Calista said...

I have seen this piece in person. It's gorgeous. I hope you get a pretty penny for it at auction. What a generous donation!

Joan Cole said...

Thank you so much, Calista. I hope it brings a generous donation for Pam and David. They deserve the best.