Andrew’s early August blog.
The saga continues
Friday I met my oncologist. A charming and beautiful young Polish lady, who really knows her stuff. She examined my belly and said that it was perfect. Something that I already knew. Thanks Alex. To be brief: I will be on chemo for six months. Two weeks on and one week off. There will be side effects but with any luck I’ll be able to work through them. It means, of course, that we won’t be going to Australia for Christmas because I’ll still be on the chemo and no long distance travel, especially with the recycled air on a plane.
All that aside, my main interest right now is the September show. Just so that you can put it in your diary ahead of time, the essential info is as follows:
Wed September 23 _ Sun September 27
Norman Plastow Gallery, Lingfield Road, Wimbledon Village, SW19 4QD.
The work is at the framers and all I have to do is hang it and provide myself with suitable protection (operating theatre mask) so that I won’t catch anything while I’m on the chemo and entertaining visitors. I’ll give you the times the show will be open in my next blog and on my website.
I’m including the image of a lovely actress, Valerie Cutko, I painted just a few years ago, for no reason other than I like the painting and want to show it to you. It won’t be in the September exhibition.
If I’m still up and running in January, I’ll be showing at least one piece in a group show at the Chelsea Arts Club. Then it’s off to Australia to talk to the people in Sydney about the big show in August 2016. It all rolls around faster than ever. I must bring my CV up to date on my website.