KEN TUCKER: I was fortunate to run into Ken Tucker and his wife Lea when they had a stop-over in Grenfell on April 18.
Ken and Lea, like ‘Lucky Star’ have been everywhere and know many people in the Lithgow/Blue Mountains area that I also know.
Amazingly, they were also great friends of Kate and the late Dale Berney who used to be in the Exchange Hotel.
After chatting I learned that Ken is a famous artist who will be will be the guest artist at the Weddin Shire Gallery in September 2013.
Ken and Lea called into Grenfell to check out the venue for art and were really taken with the community.
Ken is a full-time established professional practicing artist, who also conducts weekly art classes and weekend workshops for students of all ages, from art beginners to advanced levels. Ken is masterful in the use oil, acrylic and watercolour mediums. His candid observations of his surrounds allow him to pursue a painterly dialogue of his visions, both in a traditional realist and contemporary impressionistic manner. His works display strength in contrast, created by his skilful use of the elements critical to his compositions, light and tone. Ken’s versatility as an artist is evident in the diverseness of the size and subject matter he engages with, whether it is a landscape, a still life or a portrait Ken’s landscape works have for 3 consecutive years, 2006, 07, 08; been selected as finalist in the prestige Mortimore Art Prize. Ken enjoys accepting commissioned works, running workshops, and has paintings hanging in many private collections locally and abroad.
He predominately works in acrylics but is masterful at watercolours and oils as well.
Whether is the serenity of the seaside, the cosmopolitan ambience, an arcade coffee shop or the stark natural beauty of the western plains, Ken aims to share with other through the use of the brush on canvas, his love and respect of his homeland.
His works are now gaining significant appreciation and recognition in the broader national and international market.
WEDDING ANNIVERSARY: John Penrose surprised his wife Del on the occasion of their 45th wedding Anniversary last weekend.
Del thought she was coming into town to do some shopping and whilst browsing in Jan Parlett’s Roses Gallery at the Exchange Hotel was pleasantly surprised to see her son Jamie, daughter in law Jacqui and grandchildren Jonah, Charlie and Tom Penrose from Canberra walk in behind her.
The family met at Fettler’s Restaurant for a luncheon to celebrate the occasion.
John and Del were the last couple to marry in the Church of England at Caragabal on May 4 1968 before restorations commenced on the building.
Del, daughter of the late George and Mavis Noble was attended by her sister Gail Freudenstein, Maureen (Penrose) Gault and Lana McDonald, whilst John, son of Adelaide and the late Allan Penrose attendants were his brothers Ross and Rob and Ross Noble.
The officiating minister was the Rev Ussher.
MOTHER’S DAY: Let us celebrate Mother’s Day – by thanking them because they are the one who teach us to love, she holds us in her arms, she kisses away our wounds and gives us a warm hug, she ensures we eat the correct food, she sits by our bed when we are sick, she wake early in the morning and endures our tempers and our tantrums, as teenagers, she worries more about our exams than we do ourselves. A mother never misses the slightest opportunity to praise in our growth and achievements even when we put the blame of our failures on her.
If not for our mothers we would not be what we are today.
Mother’s Day is the perfect day to celebrate the joy of having a mother. Spend some quality time with her, think about her likes and dislikes giving a perfect gift – pampering her as she pampers you all year round, and give her a warm hug and big kiss.
M – Is the million things she gave us
O – Means only that she is growing old
T – Is the tears she shed to save me
H – Is her heart of purest gold
E – Is for her eyes, with love-light shining
R- Means right and right she’ll always be.
Put them all together, they spell “Mother”
The word that means so much to me.
SINCERE SYMPATHY: Sympathy is extended to families who have lost loved ones over the past few months, including Bethwyn Bunn, Theresia Payne, Margaret (Keppie) Johnston, Dawn Anderson, John Lynch, Fay Aston, Ian Curl, Arthur Wiegold and Stan Armitage (Forbes) formerly of Quandialla.
John and Del Penrose with their son Jamie, daughter in law Jacqui and grandchildren Jonah (L), Charlie and Tom Penrose (F) from Canberra who surprised them on their wedding anniversary on May 4.
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