I started this painting before my dear Father passed away.
I held his hand as he took his last breath.
I stopped painting when he died.
My Mother's cancer cancer returned.
She passed away four months after my Father.
With the help of Hospice, I was able to care for her at home as she wanted.
She passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones, flowers, soft classical music and memories of a life lived well.
I held her hand as she took her last breath.
As an artist, I wasn't able to paint for a long time. I didn't think I had anymore art left inside me. Grief clouded my inspiration.
On the eve of the anniversary of my Father's death, I completed the sunflower.
It is 6 feet x 6 feet.
May it be a memorial to the love we all carry in our hearts for our loved ones..
REST IN PEACE - MAMMA and TATO
January 1, 1928 - October 31, 2018
January 14, 1927 - March 2, 2019
A peak behind the scenes at the awesome International team installing Dianna's sunflower painting on loan to JOURNEY’S END, a not for profit that helps provide refugees with the resources and support they need to become successful, active and contributing members of the Western New York Community such as learning entrepreneurial skills through urban farming including growing vegetables and sunflowers for sale. Discover Journey’s End http://www.jersbuffalo.org/
Dianna Derhak's large scale works will be brightening the First Floor Gallery and Executive Offices of the Tri Main Center from November 2018.
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