We are never too old to begin a new project in our lives or to recognise a new direction of discovery.
It is just under two years ago that I first met Derna at Ellis House in her last days. Her encouragement led me to join Ellis House Friends and become a member of their vibrant art community. I remember one of the artists who came Fridays saying that even a bad day painting is better than any other day. I can only agree with him in that.
I discovered Ellis House through my brother-in-law in Melbourne, I had just begun to paint and was looking for a place to learn and I was having problems finding somewhere to get help, so I thought since he had been painting for quite a few years he might have a contact over here. He e-mailed me that he didn’t have any contacts in the west but had found a place called Ellis House on the net and gave me the address. The rest is history.
Many Laughs and Good times at Ellis House
My painting has improved so much and is very rewarding. I now paint at Ellis House with a great bunch of people who have become good friends on a Tuesday and have learnt so much and had many laughs and good times. My painting concentrates on landscapes and seascapes both in the Pilbara and Tasmania.
As I said in the beginning, you are never too old, this year I will reach three score and ten years and have only been painting two years. I have a lot to learn yet but through the help of the friends of Ellis House my painting is getting better. I found that most of the people who I paint with belong to “The Bayswater Arts Society” and so I too joined them but that is another story. Cheers Geoff Lucey