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  • R.I.P. Gry Garness

    I'm sorry to announce that Gry Garness lost her long battle with cancer yesterday. She was a lovely person and a skilled artist. She remained upbeat and positive until the end.

    Her final few years she lived a life many would envy. She met the love of her life and moved to a beautiful home in Spain.

    I only knew her professionally, but we spent quite a lot of time talking. It was clear she was a rare individual of kindness and generosity of spirit. She loved her work and sharing what she knew.

    Our world is a little smaller today.
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  • #2
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    That is sad news Doug, my thoughts are with her family and friends.


    • #3
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      This is a great shock...I spoke with her several times regarding a collaboration, she was always up beat and positive. I was envious of her move to Spain to a city I love, but had no idea about her situation with cancer...
      Quite stunned..... we have all lost a great, generous talent and a lovely person...

      Thoughts go out to all who knew her and those that could have known her.


      • #4
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        She did what she loved. She was a great teacher, I remember her books being my first steps into the retouching world.


        • #5
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          beautiful artist, fantastic teacher.


          • #6
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            A great shock indeed. RIP !. Condolences to the bereaved family.


            • #7
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              Completely shocked to hear this. I bought her retouching DVD last year and it is one of my favourite retouching ones - she had such a lovely voice and a great teaching style.


              • #8
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                One of my favorite memories of Gry was the time we had a show scheduled but she switched internet providers that same week. For some reason, we never did find out why, the show software didn't play well with her new provider.

                I told her we could just cancel, but she didn't want to disappoint anyone. She went door-to-door in her apartment building, looking for someone that used her old internet provider. She found someone who was willing and did the show on a laptop from their kitchen table.

                She repaid them by baking them a lasagna.
                Learn by teaching
                Take responsibility for learning


                • #9
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                  Gry's memorial ceremony will be on Saturday April 18th at 1400 hours at:

                  Seamus Ryan Studio
                  7 Ezra Street
                  E2 7RH
                  Learn by teaching
                  Take responsibility for learning


                  • #10
                    Re: R.I.P. Gry Garness

                    What a tremendous loss!! She was such a talent!! My favorite retoucher! RIP


                    • #11
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                      Very sad to hear. She sent me her ebooks some years ago for listing on my site, back in CS3 days.


                      • #12
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                        I just went through some other website and was shocked to realize that the information mentioned that Gry Garness has passed.

                        R.I.P. Gry

                        I bought her ebooks and tutorials and even emailed her several questions which she replied in such a detailed answer.

                        Meanwhile as a remembrance, the first time I joined and attended the RetouchPro LIVE back in 2009 was where Gry was the presenter. Infact my questioned for her was the first question being picked up and it was the first question that she answered during the LIVE presentation.

                        Up until now Gry's material is still my essential resource and references.

                        Thank you Gry for your contribution you provided and R.I.P.


                        • #13
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                          What a shock to hear. It is a joy to listen to her voice on her CD. I have learned much from her teachings.. I had no idea she was ill with cancer. My condolences go out to her family. Thank you Gry!


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