“I lost my husband to cancer. He was the love of my life, and he will never be replaced in my life. My husband is also an artist, so I wanted to move somewhere really artsy. I wanted to find a loft because he made these really huge painting’s and I wanted to be able to make an exhibit of his work in my home. So I ended up here in Asbury.
“I also created a website in his honor, and I sell his prints on it. I will never be over losing him, and I will love him forever. Being able to hang his artwork up, and to be able to have a website with his work is everything to me. He used to do art shows, so people did see his work, but now millions of people can see his artwork on his website. I created it, designed, write the bio, and all of his paintings are on there.
“Creating the website was a part of my grieving. I got it up in the first 6 months, and it helped me to focus. I just wanted to surround myself with him, and it worked. It’s been 4 years, and the anniversary of his death was October 26th, it just passed.
“I haven’t really made a connection with the art community yet. I go to the local galleries and they all know me, but I haven’t really gotten past that yet. But it turns out that the building I live in has put up artwork all over the windows on the ground floor, and the paintings are for sale. So I live in an actual art building now, so that is just awesome.
“I love Jim, and always will. But I don’t want to be alone the rest of my life, and after 4 years, I am ready to move on. But he is with me every single day which is why I will always honor him with his work.”
Website link: http://jtnaughton.com/