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    Weʼve raised £542 to create a Wendy Proctor Art Memorial Fund which will develop a sensory garden for children and share art ideas and techniques through FVACN

    Mold, United Kingdom
    Funded on Sunday, 29th October 2017

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    She lived and loved and laughed and left

    In memory of Wendy Proctor who suddenly passed away on 13th July 2017. Donations, to a fund which will support the creation of a sensory garden, for children, at the Rhydymywn Nature Reserve. The fund will also aid exploratory art courses through the Flintshire Visual Arts and Crafts Network which Wendy was instrumental in developing with fellow art colleagues.

    Wendy's beautiful artwork can be viewed at her website. The picture above was finished on the day she passed away and represents summer in a series of four pieces representing the seasons. She wrote about her plans for these paintings on her blog on her last blue sky, July summers day.

    When I am an old woman I shall wear old clothes and wield a paintbrush all day long. I shall spend my pension on canvas, paints and inks and say I’ve no money for bread. When someone rings I shall say sorry, I’m busy producing my Kandinsky copy and put the phone down on my callers. I will throw my all into Italian landscapes, still-lifes and nudes, swirling oils, acrylics, watercolours and pastels around with abandon. And who knows, I may sell one or two and swell with pride when people boast and say ‘I’ve got a Proctor on my wall’. Meanwhile my friends I must keep sweet, so time and money must be found to feed them and keep them happy when they come to stay......but they will know that as soon as they depart.. back to my art I will surely go....

    Thank you to Pat for this version of the poem When I Grow Old



    • Sarah Braithwaite1 year ago
      Sarah Braithwaite

      Sarah Braithwaite

      1 year ago

      Thank you everyone. Wendy's memory will live on through the children and artists at Rhydymwyn.

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    • Mary Wood

      Mary Wood

      Sep 28, 2017

      Sarah and Lee,The family in Canada wished we could have been at the celebration of Wendy's life but were not able to make the trip. This is a wonderful tribute to her memory!


    • Deirdre Boleyn

      Deirdre Boleyn

      Sep 20, 2017


    • Sue grundy

      Sue grundy

      Sep 3, 2017

      It was lovely to see Wendy's work on display at Helfa Gelf Rhydymwyn today her laughter and warmth are missed. I have bought one of her bowls with vibrants colours as a reminder of her vibrancy XXX


    • Rachael Mcchesney

      Rachael Mcchesney

      Aug 26, 2017

      An inspiring woman, talented in so many ways

    • Eileen Soden

      Eileen Soden

      Aug 25, 2017

      What a lovely way to remember Wendy - a fitting tribute


    • Jane Lloyd francis

      Jane Lloyd francis

      Aug 24, 2017

      I think this is a very fitting, appropriate and lovely tribute,

    • Helen, Pete and Freddie Slade

      Helen, Pete and Freddie Slade

      Aug 17, 2017

      Lovely idea Sarah and Lee. Wendy would be very proud xx


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