Aug 9 2015
I am currently working on the portrait of Dr Anthony Kidman who was a respected psychologist and an email friend. Yes he was the father of Nicole Kidman and he died recently and unexpectedly. While I knew him I never met his daughter Nicole Kidman but I have been worried about her well being because I know that Dr Kidman was particularly close to Nicole.
I have been invited to the Health Psychology Unit in Greenwich, one of the most important research centers in mental health in Australia, where only highly qualified mental health professionals work and I feel honred.
I help many young people with various problems. My specialty is to help and teach music, as a volunteer, to children that suffer with autism. But in general I help young people because, just like Dr Kidman, I believe in early interventions.
It will be terribly sad to go to the workplace where Dr Kidman used to work and not find him there. He was much like me, he dedicated his life to raise funds to help young people with problems. That is what I am trying to do in a much smaller scale because Dr Kidman raised millions of dollars.
I guess that both Dr Kidman and I knew that we need to help our young people if we want a better world and that our society is causing many problems for our young people. Many will never be able to afford to buy a house, find a job or live a reasonably normal life. Why? Because of greed, greed, greed and ignorance. Unfortunately we are still ignorant in our own way, very primitive race the human race. Fortunately there are some rare people with a good heart and the will and courage to help and attempt to change the world.
Here is the initial portrait of Dr Kidman on which I am working now. It will be given as a gift to the Health Psychology Unit. Dr Kidman was a very rare man who loved to sing. I have lost a special friend. I used to send him many emails. The UTS’ (University of Technology, Sydney) psychology unit will continue his work.