On a beautiful Spring day, 21 KAS members and 2 guests wandered down Kate Hodgkinson’s driveway into Frank Hodgkinson’s world of art. Frank’s wonderful paintings, sketchbooks from their travels around the world – Europe, Africa, Asia, and numerous fascinating carvings and artifacts were on display and eagerly perused by all.
After gratefully accepting a cuppa and cake from Kate, Zoe, (Frank and Kate’s daughter) and their friend Yvonne, we sat immersed in Kate’s stories of their life together, their travels to Papua New Guinea, the building of their home on the lip of an escarpment and most of all, Frank’s art history.
Kate then led us down the boardwalk under the Angophora where frank’s ashes are encased in a sculpture, to his studio. We later unpacked our lunches in the garden, quietly talking, some sketching and enjoying the abundant bird-life and tranquility.
Reluctantly, we had to leave and return to our lives, but hopefully we took a sense of peace and a life lived with passion.
Thank you to Kate and Zoe for sharing their special home and Frank’s work with us.