Remembering our oldest member
Sadly we have recently lost one of our oldest and much-loved members.
Arthur Miller came to Conquest Art with his wife Joy who had suffered a major stroke. He says that he thought he could sit and enjoy a chat and a cup of coffee whilst his wife painted, instead we gave him a paintbrush.
According to Arthur he had no talent but slowly he developed both his enjoyment of art and his talent which had just been hiding all these years. Not long ago he decided that he was an “Abstract Impressionist” and delighted in trying to emulate the work of artist such as Clifford Still relishing the freedom that it brought.
After Joy died, Arthur continued to come to CA and with his quirky humour, kindness and positivity he has touched all within the group.
The above picture shows Arthur winning the Gibson award in 2015.
Lesley Lee – Stoneleigh group leader
I think you will all agree from his paintings that Arthur did indeed have much talent!