Painting No. 45D – Title “Rest in Peace Ben” by Abstract Artist Karen Robinson – 2011 NB: All images are protected by copyright laws!

Painting No. 45D - Title "Rest in Peace Ben" by Abstract Artist Karen Robinson - 2011 NB: All images are protected by copyright laws!

Painting No. 45D – Title “Rest in Peace Ben” Jan/June 2011
Acrylic on Canvas
91cms Length x 91cms Wide x 3cms Deep
Painting Story: It was not until earlier in 2010, that we were able to place Ben’s ashes and plaque at Fawkner Memorial Park (Victoria, Australia). At the time, the roses were not in bloom, the grounds were dry and colourless and the day was cloudy and grey. It was a very sad, soleman day for us as parents and for Ben’s sister and her partner, now husband.
Later that same year, we returned on the 5th November 2010, the first anniversay of Ben’s death. On this day of sad memories of Ben and our hearts full of grief, we found ourselves visiting a strangely beautiful place. The sky was bright blue; the colourful roses were in full bloom! The old elms trees were still partially bare but just starting to bud again. And all the shrubbery and grass was green again after the winter rains. We placed fresh flowers, in the small vase, set on Ben’s plaque and sat on the small seat overlooking the beautiful garden. We were one year on… It made it no easier to bare, the loss of our son, but we gained a small comfort, that he was at peace in a beautiful place, that we had done everything possible to pay respect to his memory. Ben will be in our hearts and minds forever…
In this painting, I have tried to capture this spirit of our day, Ben’s first anniversary. I needed to remember Ben, at peace in a beautiful place…for my sake…as his mum…I couldn’t paint another painting full of pain. I wanted to be able to look at this painting and think of the beautiful day, we spent remembering him, remembering our son and the 25 years that Ben was in our lives…
Ben was killed in a single vehicle crash, just outside of Bendigo (Victoria, Australia) on the 5th November, 2009, at the age of 25 – In memory of Ben…
Abstract Artist: Karen Robinson
NB: All images are protected by copyright laws!

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