Last week I was told that the artist Derek Mace had passed away. He was my tutor when I first went to art school in Great Yarmouth as a cocky 16 year old. He was aways a charming affable person who took his teaching seriously and put up with our many confrontations - from an angst teenager, who thought he knew it all.
I learnt more about art in those first two years at Gt Yarmouth than I have since. I had hoped our paths would have crossed since returning to Norfolk and I would have thanked Derek for his patience and willingness to teach such a pain in the ass.
Tomorrow I will be attending Derek's funeral at Colney Wood Burial Place, Wednesday, July 2nd at 10.30am - to say thank you, and to see all the other people, who's life's he touched -