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Caregiver Bill Batson’s loving watercolor tribute to his Dad

PWC_Nov-181-421x600Last week I had the pleasure of meeting Bill Batson who has painted a daily watercolor sketch of his father who is living with Alzheimer’s disease. Here is an article that Bill posted in the Nyack News & Views.

“Every morning for the last year, I have created a watercolor portrait of my father, William Prime Batson. I started the project on his 90th birthday on October 22, 2011. On Sunday, October 21, 2012, I completed my 366th painting.

Physically, my father is robust: cognitively he is in decline. He doesn’t know my name, or our relationship, but the bond between us is strong. He seems to particularly enjoy our 6:00 am portrait painting sessions. You can’t see his eyes in any of my paintings because he is concentrating on the delicious breakfast I serve: hot cereal with apples and prunes, toast and juice.

Here is a selection of my favorite pieces from the 366-day tribute.”

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