Andrew’s Autumn Blog
The exhibition at the Norman Plastow Gallery, in Wimbledon Village went brilliantly. Much better than I had expected. It looked good; I had lots of visitors and sold work. What more can one ask?
I don’t want to spend much time boring you by talking about my health but, suffice it to say, I have taken myself off the chemo and I’m feeling much improved. My oncologist knows all about it and has accepted my decision with grace. She will monitor me from time to time and I’ll have to be scanned every six months for five years. As a result I’m feeling more like my old self. I’m painting again and preparing for the big show in Sydney in August 2016. I seem to have lots of energy and I am already on the second large piece: “Wrestling with an Angel”.
The problem in England at this time of year is that the light goes so quickly in the afternoon. The clocks have just gone back an hour which means it will be dark by four o’clock in the afternoon. I hate getting up early and I don’t like to work in artificial light. That means working very fast while the natural light lasts, Depeche style.
Here’s the first piece I’ve finished (or possibly finished?) since coming off the chemo. It is 39 X 30 inches. I call it Searching. Should I consider other possible titles. Any ideas?
It has been suggested (not by the oncologist) that I should take Lipoic Acid as a supplement since I’m off the chemo. Have you, or anyone you know had any experience of Lipoic Acid?