Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Catherine McMillen 1927-2010

It is with great sadness that I share the news of the death of a wonderful friend and fellow member of Artspa.

I would like to say a few words about Catherine McMillen the artist.

I met Catherine about ten years ago when I joined the 14th Palette Art Group. We connected right away. She was graceful and ageless in the way you are ageless when you decide how old you are inside…what I call your soul age. Hers was young. She loved art, especially creating it and made wonderful mixed media art pieces, layering her artwork with papers, (even recycled coffee filters!) and acrylic paint to create wonderful abstracted landscapes and seascapes. These artworks have a spiritual connectedness to the earth, sea and sky.

When we started an artists afternoon group at the Fall River Rec Centre Catherine was more than happy to sign up. She actually gave us the name “Artspa” when she said “making art is better than a day at the spa”! But more than that she touched everyone at Artspa with her love, patience and kindness. She was a true artist. We will all miss you Catherine and know that you will be creating masterpieces in heaven.

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