A local artist, who is supporting Weston Hospicecare’s Mystery Art Sale, says dad was her biggest fan before he died in 2014.
Your hospice cared for Natalie Cooke’s father David Boley before he passed away.
Natalie has supported the Mystery Art Sale which is running throughout October to raise funds for the charity.
She says: “My dad loved my art, he was so proud of my paintings, he was my biggest supporter!
“After he died, I couldn’t paint. It took a couple of years for me to start again. Every painting is still for him, but I now paint for other people too.
“The painting I did especially for the Mystery Art Sale was painted plein-air in an incredibly beautiful place where my dad’s ashes lay.
“My dad died of bladder cancer at the hospice in July 2014. The team supported him and my family both emotionally and physically for a year before he died.
“What I remember most clearly about the hospice is the gardens, which created a haven during such turmoil.
“The team worked hard and holistically. My dad died during the night. The following morning I was able to sit and have breakfast next to him with the doors to the gardens wide open. The perfect way, if there was one, to say goodbye.
“We are all likely to rely on the hospice for support at some point in our lives, caring for our family or friends and possibly ourselves one day, so we need to help raise the finances they rely on.
“My mum has volunteered at a Weston Hospicecare shop for the last four years and we all support your fundraising events when we can.
“I hope my art finds its way to a new home, bringing funds to the hospice and daily joy to it’s owner.”
The Mystery Art Sale runs until the end of October. Take a look at the remaining pieces for sale by logging onto https://bit.ly/3nrJJUq.