Mendocino County 2002
This is a genre that the artist describes as 'Mendocino Rustic'. The artist
came to convalesce in Mendocino thanks to a close friend for thirty years Daniel
Dunphy, who is also his physician. After having a near death experience, a massive
heart attack in North Virginia which was the results of an extremely stressful
relationship with a ‘shrink’, who has spent forty odd years realizing
a vendetta because of a child that she had out of wedlock as a fifteen year old with the artist. She is now one of the key players in the Disaster
Mental Health function of the American Red Cross.
David Goodwin also had a near death experience almost at the same time in 2002,
cancer of the gall bladder. Recreating the beauty of the country and the extraordinary
light into his home which before lacked character and charm so a Cecil Collins
was in order for a healing for All involved.
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