'Grandma'

1563" x 2505"

Emma lived a very hard life in London, and being very poor, she had to scrub floors and take in washing to eke out a meager living. She had a heart of gold and took in a few children who were left homeless and ran a boarding house. In 1923, she took in a sick infant boy from a neighboring hospital. He called her "Grandma" and through her staunch character and high demand for integrity he learned that through honesty and hard work it was possible to realize one's dreams. The boy grew up to become a successful engineer and entrepreneur, and he said that it was the values she instilled in him which enabled him to attain his dreams. Through this painting which he commissioned, "Grandma", her strength, her character and her values will live forever.

Original: In Private Collection