The Chimney Sweep's Daughter
This is a pencil drawing of my mother-in-law, who died suddenly of heart failure at the age of 56. My wife cried when she saw this drawing and it now lives in Kendal with Brenda's sister, Myra. Brenda and Myra are the Chimney Sweeps daughters. The title comes from a poem I wrote to mark the way people talked to me about Brenda after she had died. The locals said she was a stunning looking young woman and they all kept telling me over and over again. I loved her very much and still miss her, which is unusual for a son-in-law. *smile* I spent an age drawing this one and enjoyed every moment. The source was an old black and white photo that Myra had kept for years.
About the Artist
Brian J Mackay
I'm a retired FE lecturer (63), having taught Marketing and Geography to Travel & Tourism students for twenty years or so, and I DO miss it a bit. My wife, Diane, is from Kendal, where she introduced me to the Lake District fells, tarns and lakes. They have been a source of inspiration for me (and…View full profile