The Cabbage Series: in memory of my brother Graham Holdsworth 1948 - 2011
My brother and only sibling, Graham Holdsworth, died in Normandy, France last June. He was three years younger than me. Like everyone in our family he was an avid gardener, so when I returned home from saying goodby to him, I took refuge in my garden and began, almost by chance, painting the Cabbage Series:
As I harvested the cabbages, I continued painting. The series became a meditation on, not simply the loss of my entire immediate family, but on our lives together over so many years.
Art exists to explore and celebrate life.