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"Art doesn't have to be pretty. It has to be meaningful." ~Duane Hanson

"To draw, you must close your eyes and sing" ~Pablo Picasso

"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time". ~Thomas Merton

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In memory of Gail Ambrose

Hello to the friends of Gail Ambrose.


It is with great regret I'm writing to inform you that my mom passed away on April 24th.


Last summer, she went for a walk with a friend on a very hot and humid day.  She was dehydrated, fainted, fell, and broke her ankle.  After surgery and a month of rehab, she wasn't feeling well or eating much so we brought her back to the hospital.  After many tests, it was determined that mom had 2 very large (fist size) tumors in her abdomen.  Her diagnosis was stage 4 lymphoma; a very aggressive form. Her prognosis was 6 mos. or less.


Mom being the outgoing, lively person she always was, said she wasn't ready to give up living and wanted to try chemo, her only option to extend her life. It would not eradicate the tumors but it was our hope to increase her longevity.  Due to her previous heart issues, she was given a milder "heart friendly" dose of chemo and did very well through 3 rounds, but after her 4th round, she suffered congestive heart failure. We discontinued chemo.


She began to regain her strength for several months and although she really wanted to get back into painting, sadly, she couldn't find the motivation. 


The tumors were increasing in size and spreading rapidly.  Her appetite declined in April and although she felt good, her body began to decline. Her end of life was swift and she suffered no pain.  She passed in my home in West Greenwich surrounded by some of her lovely paintings and her beloved children.


We are certain Gail is painting up a storm in heaven and or teaching an art class!


We received a beautifully written note in a sympathy card that many of you artists will appreciate.  It read:



The beauty of becoming an artist as Gail did, is that your spirit lives forever, as long as someone still loves the work you leave behind.


Gail has contributed so many inspiring canvasses, she will long be remembered and her work treasured for years to come; perhaps longer than we might think.


As her work endures through the years, she will continue to inspire all that it touches.


The soul of an artist is a soft breeze, a warm ray of sunshine; a true gift.



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Looking forward to seeing you and your artwork

Sarah Tallarico
Wickford Art Association
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