26 April 2012


Emily Jane is painting. 

Born in England in 1913, Emily crossed the Atlantic after World War I to spend her early years in Rhode Island.

Emily - 1934
 She later returned to England where she spent her youth dancing to the big band sound of Glen Miller in the ballrooms of  Blackpool and bicycle riding through the Yorkshire Dales.  The end of World War II saw Emily on yet another ocean voyage, this time across the Indian Ocean bound for Australia.
As so often happens Emily didn't embark on her painting career until  in her 50s.  She says she's now making up for lost time.  Painting for many years in oils she has now switched to acrylics.  'Easier to clean up after,' she says.  Emily, the ever practical lady!

So, what is Emily’s message to us all?

It’s never too late to start what you have always dreamt of doing be it painting, writing, learning to play an instrument or studying your favourite subject, etc.

What have you always dreamt of doing?

1 comment:

  1. What an interesting life! How wonderful that she is still painting and doing the things she loves. Emily Jane is an inspiration to all and proves...it's never too late!