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“Some people come into our lives…and we are never, ever the same.”

Isabel Knight, Oil on board, 35cm x 30cm

Isabel Knight, Oil on board, 35cm x 30cm

“Some people come into our lives and quickly go.  Some   stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts.   And we are never, ever the same.”  Author unknown

At the age of 9, I was extremely fortunate to have two people enter my life who “I adopted” as my second parents, Isabel and Ernest Knight.  My father was teaching “Uncle Ern” to fly light aircrafts at the time and this was when we met up.  

A very special friendship developed from that time and has spanned a life time.  Growing up on their farm, spending weekends and holidays with them, I have wonderful memories of our times together.  And they have continued to be a loving and kind presence in my life all these years.

Now, about to celebrate her 90th birthday, it was with much joy that I was able to create this portrait of “Aunty Belle” as a gift and thank you for all her love and support over the years.  And, a wonderful comment from Uncle Ern, when they received the portrait was that “more than capturing a likeness, I had made the painting come to life”.

Happy 90th birthday, Aunty Belle and thank you for the footprints you have left on my heart.