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John featured in Llive. Love. Dream. on 3 November 2012
John, a portrait of my late father John Slade.
Drawn on 7 May 2011

John by Anthea Slade

John in Line by Anthea Slade

John by Anthea Slade

This is a portrait of my father as a young man. My father passed away when I was only 8 years old and he was just 41. He was a beautiful man, father and husband to my mother.

Creating art and writing is like breathing to me, it keeps me alive. If I stop creating my world shrinks and contracts. When I start to create again it expands and is filled with colour. I feel whole. To create is to be completely, unabashedly alive.

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  • biddumy
    biddumyalmost 4 years ago
    Nice drawing and a good looking man!!!
  • Oh thank you biddumy my dad John was beautiful man inside and out. I only had him for first 8 years of my life but he left an indelible mark (in a good way) in my heart and soul. His kindness and compassion for people I will never forget.

    – Anthea Slade

  • Renate  Dartois
    Renate Dartoisalmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic tribute my friend your father was very handsome.

  • Thank you dear Renate for this lovely comment. He was a very handsome and kind man. He was beautiful person and am so sad to say I only had him for 8 years but they were very important years and he taught me so much. He was a great humanitarian and treated people with great respect and compassion and intelligence.

    – Anthea Slade

  • GittiArt
    GittiArtalmost 4 years ago

    Nice drawing of your father …bravo dear Anthea!!!:-)

  • Oh thank you so much Brigitte. My father was a great man and taught me so much in those short 8 years he was in my life. I miss him always but his kindness and unconditional love has had an undying influence on my heart and life.

    – Anthea Slade

  • haya1812
    haya1812almost 4 years ago

    What a handsome man!! beautiful drawing !

  • Yes Haya he was a beautiful man with a beautiful heart and it was sad that I only had him as my father for 8 years but he taught me unconditional love. He was a great humanitarian.

    – Anthea Slade

  • David Friederich
    David Friederichalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful drawing, Anthea, of your father. My father’s name is John, also. It has been 20 years, now, since he died. I wish I could pay tribute to him as you did to your John with this wonderful drawing.

  • Wow that is incredible David that your father’s name was John too. John has always been my favourite name because of my dad. He was a beautiful man and treated people always with great respect and kindness. He loved me unconditionally and had great insight into human nature. I only had him for 8 years but I feel blessed every day that he was my father. Sorry to hear that you lost your father 20 years ago. I am sure he was a great man too. Thank you for your sensitive comment David. Have a great weekend.

    – Anthea Slade

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisalmost 4 years ago


  • Anna thank you so much. So glad that you like my family series. I still have my mother and sister to go :)

    – Anthea Slade

  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checcaover 2 years ago


  • Wow thank you so much for featuring John in Live Love Dream on 3 November 2012

    – Anthea Slade

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