This still life has a story. The copper teakettle featured here belonged to my GG Grandmother Alice Wrigley Kenyon. Poor Alice died in 1863 at the age of 30 in Bury, Lancashire, England. Her husband remarried and emigrated to the US with his blended family in 1870. Alice’s son George, my Gr. Grandfather, was about 9 at the time. His task on the long voyage was to take care of his departed mother’s precious teapot. The teapot has made it safely down through 4 generations and now to me. I thought a painting of it might be a way to remember Alice.

Loring Park
24×30 Oil on Canvas
Tulips and Coffee
Oil on Canvas