Support me as I paint for 27 days to support those living with Parkinson's!
I'm taking part in the 27ForParkinson's 'Be Active' Challenge to help raise funds for people living with Parkinson's - a progressive neurological condition that affects people from all walks of life.
For 27 days I will be staying active in a whole new way for me. Last year I walked each day - This year the effects of Parkinson's have made that more difficult.
As an architect all my life I spent 50 years sketching buildings and drawing technical detail by hand but my writing and sketching skills have also been taken away by Parkinson's disease.
Excitingly this year I have decided to paint 27 Abstract Paintings!
I hope that my paintings will have positive theme and a strong brush stroke representing a strong hand despite the effects of PD. I am not a painter by nature but this challenge has already had a very positive effect on both myself & the people around me with other Parkinson's sufferers joining in and finding some solace in painting.
What we see on the canvas is as individual as the painter themselves and also represents how differently PD can touch each person in completely different ways.
Will you help me make a difference? Every dollar raised has a lasting impact, so please make a donation to support my challenge.
Halfway to Target
Day 10 PaintingSunday 10th Oct
Day 9 PaintingSaturday 9th Oct
The Senior NewspaperTuesday 5th Oct
Self PortraitTuesday 5th Oct
Aged care newsFriday 24th Sep Very humbled to have been interviewed by Aged Care News - see below
Painting challenge accepted…..Wednesday 22nd Sep
Strong HandsWednesday 22nd Sep I’ve never been a painter but was an Architect my whole life. Most recently when we thought about how to support 27 for Parkinsons this year I felt that the walking we did last year would be a bit much so after brainstorming with my daughters I have taken to painting and hope to create 27 paintings by the end of October..I’m really enjoying it and discovering it for the first time in my life - it’s a new challenge but giving me a great sense of purpose. I can no longer write or sketch the technical details I previously did with such ease and pride in the past but painting is bringing a whole new experience to my life, it’s never too late to start something néw. I hope my paintings are positive and that they will help us raise funds for more research for Parkinsons. Share
Thank you to my Sponsors
Ando Rob Dash And Digs
Celia, Ian & James Utley
Kathryn, Simon, Will, Hayley & Jaye.
Maria Hede And Stephen Lee
Therese Mckenney Oam
Liz And Mark Dohrmann
Carmel Teresa Mccarthy
John And Joan Davis