Saturday, 10 February 2018

Eugene Fisk

I was sorry to hear that Eugene Fisk, the artist, died unexpectedly a few days ago. He was 79.
There's a vase of flowers in the window of the art gallery on the opposite corner to Tomatitos as a memorial to him.
Eugene Fisk painted many local people, and produced a book of his drawings called Oh Happy Hay! He also spent time drawing refugees on day trips from Swansea, arranged by the Hay, Brecon and Talgarth Sanctuary for Refugees organisation.
Sean O'Donoghue has written a message on the Hay, Brecon and Talgarth Sanctuary for Refugees Facebook page, in which he says that Eugene was preparing a book of the portraits he had drawn. The book will be launched as part of the Hay Booksellers' Independence Celebrations from 30th March to 8th April.
He was also working on a book about the sites visited by the medieval churchman Gerald of Wales.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Eugene will be sadly missed. He was a very interesting & talented man & I loved talking with him.