Many of you may already know that Rene Haag passed away this morning June 24th in the arms of her husband Dave Haag.   The following  is a well written email from Don Kolstad to the Alaska Plein Air Painters. We lost a great friend this morning…Rene Haag has passed away. Rene a was a great friend to many of us and a fellow artist. She also owned and operated Blaine’s Art Supply for us to have excellent art supplies and most of all a place for us to meet as a community of artists and friends. She will be truly missed.
David, her beloved husband is doing as good as anyone could expect during this sad time, but we need to stop contacting his home and cell phone for a few days. He has said that he knows how much everyone cares and is heart broken over the loss of his dear wife, but he needs to focus on his next steps of life. He expresses gratitude to all those who have made their lives so beautiful! Please honor his request and pass this information on to anyone you can think of….it’s a very sad day for all of us…..and a great reminder to appreciate each moment. Don Kolstad