my story

Artist Kathy Gibson

The artist, Kathy Gibson, with her husband Peter

My story echoes that of many others, the caregiver.  One by one, my father, brother and sister succumbed to the ravages of a disease called “Huntington’s Disease”.  As my sister’s sole caregiver, I cared for her from the moment she moved into our home with my husband and I in 1997, until her death in 2014.

Since my sister’s death, I have been creating a visual dialogue of our journey together, tapping into those deep, intense moments when we stood together trying to battle this monster – Huntington’s Disease.  My series of paintings pays tribute to my family’s journey, to all of those who have suffered through Huntington’s Disease, and to the honest feelings of those who are caregivers.