When painting outdoors, Jane always encouraged me to slip off my shoes, take some deep breaths and connect with "mother earth" before painting. I told her, under no circumstances should she ask me to do this on our last session as it was quite chilly. She laughed her hearty laugh. Jane was always positive and I never heard her gossip or be malicious. She was larger than life and a beautiful woman.
picture of Helen Tilston painting at Aran Lake in 2007
Sadly, Jane died in the Spring of 2008. I miss her very, very much. I feel God blessed me with the opportunity to spend this last one time painting with her in 2007. Till we meet again Jane, I will continue to paint, pray for you and thank God for the joy of knowing you.