Pierce Brosnan has admitted that painting with his hands helped him cope with his late wife’s ovarian cancer.
The James Bond star was married to Australian actress Cassandra Harris from 1980 until her death in 1991 at the age of 43. The couple had one son together, Sean.
In a new interview, Brosnan said he’s had a long-standing interest in art, with the pages of his script often being covered in “repeats of symbols, self-portraits.” Emblems of a Celtic Past”.
His first exhibition will open next spring at Seasons LA, a Los Angeles gallery.
Brosnan said GQ that one of the works on display will feature Harris “in her second year with ovarian cancer…coping with that disease.”
“I carried the weight and the pain and the fear of this disease and took out the colors,” he explained. “And started to paint. With my fingers Actually with my hands.”
“This is how we start [the exhibition] – difficult. But beautiful, beautiful.”
Painting, Brosnan says, “appeases the lonely life of being an actor making a film — sitting in trailers, sitting in parking lots, sitting in fields. Uphill, downhill. Waiting in the wings. So I create studios wherever I go.”
To paint alongside his son Paris, whom he shares with his wife Keely Shaye Smith, who Mamma Mia! star explained: “He just devours these canvases. It just fills me with the utmost pride, fatherly pride, to be painting alongside him, just being quiet in the garage or wherever we’ve been painting. It’s a really nice experience.”
Paris said of his own father, “He’s developing into a real artist and taking it to the top.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/pierce-brosnan-wife-cancer-cassandra-harris-b2172793.html Pierce Brosnan says he painted “with his hands” to treat his late wife’s ovarian cancer diagnosis