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An Encounter in Art by Mary Cook

Mary considers herself privileged to have had an opportunity to paint a portrait of Sister Wendy Beckett, one of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. Mary will tell the story of her encounter with Sister Wendy who led a remarkable life as a hermit devoted to prayer and meditation and yet she was also able to enjoy an extraordinary career as a television presenter and art historian. Mary is a keen meditator, and she also finds deep rest in the activity of painting.

Mary is a senior member of The School of Philosophy. She qualified with a Dip AD in Art at Goldsmiths School of Art and she has always managed to continue the practice of drawing and painting throughout a long marriage with 4 children and now 11 grandchildren.


This is part of "The Pull of the Way" Series of Talks at the Kingston Branch

Time & Date: 7.45pm Tuesday 23rd March 2021.

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