Patrick has been overwhelmed by the many beautiful and heart-warming messages and phone calls received from friends and family from around the world in the weeks since his partner Douglas MacDiarmid died. They have brought him great solace, raised his spirits and a provoked a rush of joyful memories.
He is living quietly in their apartment, slowly making the change to being solo, surrounded by paintings by Douglas he watched evolve from the initial quick sketch, the first brush stroke, and a house full of reminders of their extraordinary life together. Having cared for Douglas for so long, he has chosen to preserve his studio as a personal shrine.
Fortunately, Patrick has caring friends in Paris keeping an eye on him as he approaches his 90th birthday. He is well looked after and certainly not alone.
To all those wonderful people who have included him in their condolences, thoughts, and prayers, he says Merci beaucoup…
Douglas Kerr MacDiarmid
14 Novembre 1922 – 26 Août 2020