The Art of Sandra Busby...
Painter of Playful Light in Glass and Still Life


Friday, 30 May 2014

A Tribute to Robert Genn (May 15, 1936 - May 27, 2014)

(Image from Wikipedia)

I am so sad to learn today, that on the 27th May Robert Genn passed away.
I first learned of Robert through 'Artists Helping Artists' when he was interviewed by Leslie Saeta and it was the single most inspiring Artists interview I had ever heard. 

I would urge any Artist to listen to this interview if you haven't already. 
I'm certain that you will be inspired by his wise words and it's probably the most valuable thing I can ever share with you.
I listen to it every time I feel a confidence crisis coming on and it never fails to push me forwards.

He reminds me very much of my Uncle Danny; full of wisdom and fascinating tales. 
I would love to hear your thoughts on the interview once you have heard it yourself...


  1. Good morning Sandra!... I( too was deeply saddened by the news Robert Genn's passing. Like you... I was often propelled past the rigours and disappointments of an artistic journey. Though his daughter Sara matches his artistic vision... fire... and word power... I will deeply and forever miss his spirit.

    The irony within this sadness... lies in the fact that Death cannot eliminate the power of his good work... which will survive even the presence of his beautiful Art!

    "We" are deeply blessed to have known him... even from a distance! Let us now become disciples /practitioners and carry his good works forward in our own journeys. That is a fitting homage to him.

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards,

    1. Thank you so much for responding Bruce... He really was - and still is - an incredible inspiration.
      Isn't it amazing that he can still do that? It goes to show that art really can immortalize us in many ways and continue speaking to people even when we are gone... And it's true that he has passed his way with words and pictures on to Sara...
      Now I'm off to find out who you are :0)

  2. I know you've mentioned that artists helping artists before and like everything else I always intended to get around to listening to it but never did. I spend a lovely afternoon today listening to this interview while painting and I'm so glad I did. I didn't know this artist but his interview was so interesting and relevant addressing all the things we must all worry about. Thank you for drawing my attention to it and I'll definitely listen to more of these artist radio chats while I paint in future. X

    1. I'm so glad you finally listened, Nic... This particular interview has always been my favourite, but there are so many other great shows. The trouble is, I have listened to them all so many times that I know them word for word, so finally I have to wait for a whole week for a new one! Great to have on in the back ground while painting though isn't it? It's like having some company! :0)

  3. I am so glad you took the time to post a tribute to Robert Genn. I have been reading his biweekly newsletters for years and have always been amazed at his wisdom and how deeply he feels - about his art, his family, his life. I was so touched when he decided to continue his journey with us for as long as he could - even after knowing that the end was near. I have not been able to listen to the interview yet - but I will do so soon. Thank you for the link.

  4. I agree Susan... He was willing to share such a lot! Isn't it great that Sara is continuing with the letters?
    I'd love to hear your thought on the interview once you've heard it :0)


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