Friday, July 21, 2006

A surprise visitor to Darwin

Sharyn from Framed Gallery called this afternoon and told me she had a visitor who I might like to meet. It was Patricia Lowe,the widow of the famous indigenous artist,Jimmy Pike whose work I like. I own a couple of prints and some clothing using his designs. I picked Pat up and took her to the Darwin Sailing Club and we had a lovely chat over a meal.
Pat Lowe at the Darwin Sailing Club
Pat and Myself
On the Saturday morning I took her to the Parap Market. She said the last time she went there she bought a dress to wear to go to Buckingham Palace. She wrote a childrens picture book,illustrated by Jimmy called "Jimmy and Pat meet the Queen"! Pat is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked in the Western Australian Prison system for many years and is also a writer, especially of childrens books
The DSC was crowded,but the food was good and sunset was great, lots of yachts.
A Dry Sunset, Darwin Sailing Club