A TRIBUTE TO MY MOTHER
My wonderful radiant mother Marjorie Joyce Whatley (18 November 1943 – 5 August 1981) was lovingly devoted to my father James W. Whatley, my sister Ruth and I.
Always encouraging and nurturing our gifts, she accompanied me to my first art school interview in April 1981; but a car accident tragically took her from us in August the same year.
My faith and art have helped me survive this tragedy, with a pledge to share with the world, through my tributes painted on her anniversaries, the memory of the loving mother for whom I am so grateful.
Presented here, in memoriam, are a selection of some of the paintings and drawings through which I feel her spirit shines. In deepest gratitude for my mother ~ Stephen B. Whatley, London, UK, August 2017