Q & A with Berwick Artist’s Society president Helen Anderson

Artist Helen Anderson with one of her paintings. Photo: Stewart Chambers 286324_05

Tell us a fun fact about yourself!

I am a crazy Boston Celtics fan! Bleed green!

What are you most passionate about?

I’m most passionate about children’s education. Children learning the basics well and being able to be confident in their learning.

What would your last meal be?

My last meal would be sticky date pudding.

What was your most memorable moment?

My most memorable moments were when I saw students change their behaviour and understand that they were loved and precious.

What was your favourite subject in school?

My favourite subject in school was art.

Which three dinner guests, dead or alive, would you invite to dinner?

I would like to invite, Jesus, Mother Theresa and Corrie Ten Boon to dinner. To be in the presence of such love and compassion would stir the soul.

What are you currently listening to/watching or reading?

I like to read biographies, historical excerpts and mysteries. I like watching movies that are based on facts.

If you had to compete on MasterChef, what dish would you cook?

I would cook a pork belly dish with braised greens.

Where is your dream holiday destination?

Europe, exploring medieval cities and history.

What were you like as a kid?

As a kid I was bossy to my three siblings. I enjoyed a life of freedom growing up in a country town. Riding a bike was the best form of transport and you came home in time for tea.

What was your first job?

My first job was in a retail store during high school, however, my real job was a primary school teacher for 40 years.

What’s one question you have never been able to get the answer to?

One question I’ve never been able to answer is why people who are passionate about a subject rarely put their case forward without emotion clouding their view. I don’t understand why people who berate others for their view, think it is their right.