In memory of Penny, my neice, who passed away suddenly six months ago today. Twenty-three forever. I ‘ll always be her god-mother, she’ll always be in my heart. This work was actually painted a few weeks after she passed but “she” was on my mind for months, dog-eared in a travel magazine. I wanted to paint a close facsimile of that advertisement…for practise using different tones and shades of one colour. After Penny passed, I looked at “her” differently, seeing that she looked like Penny (I didn’t do her justice at all by the way) and was wearing a wonderful travelling cloak as she embarks on her next life’s adventure. Enjoy, love the ones around you for they can leave without warning and, as always, keep making art.