R.I.P. Wesley Robertson
66 years old. A life too short.
My life has had many great influences and I am deeply grateful. But few have touched my life as powerfully and long lasting as my grade six, seven and eight Music Teacher and friend for life, Wes Robertson.
Mr Robertson, you made life exciting. You added something to mine that made it meaningful in so many ways. You taught me to be passionate. To appreciate talent and to take it to the limit, one more time. You taught me not to despair over a "Hard Days Night".
You made me know that it's very cool to sing in a choir even when all my friends were playing hockey. You made me see that not everything that is shiny is gold, but that if I worked hard enough I might just get some gold.
You opened my eyes to not only rock music but to the classics, and I enjoy them to this very day. I still have the Mozart record you gave me when I was in Grade seven.
When I wrote my first sheet of music you sat down on your piano and played it for the class, even though it was not so great.
You left us on May 27th, too soon. But not before you made the long trip to my home recently and purchased a painting of mine...what full circle to see that you learned of my success, and I owe so much of it to you.
I will be forever grateful to you and for you. I know God is caring for you now and your body no longer feels the pain. I will see you again, in heaven one day.
The Artists Journey
This is my blog page and it is where I get to be the opinionated man that I really am. The views are my own.
I invite your replies and comments, on my virtual welcome mat.
This sketch above became this finished painting below
The Pine Tree Painter.
How did I become known as the Pine Tree Painter? You could say I paint a lot of Pine Trees, that would be true. I paint a lot of other things too, but Pine Trees, Spruce Trees, Birch and others seem to be a continuous string in what i do. I just like the way they stand there like a custodian of the land. or a greeter to nature. So, I continue down the path with the Pine Tree Painter name on my head, It's ok.