Olivia Spencer Bower

Another new discovery at the Christchurch Art Gallery – the wonderful watercolourist Olivia Spencer Bower. 

She tramped up into the high country near here and using watercolour as her preferred medium, because of its portability, and painted beautifully. 

There’s a small exhibition of some of the gallery’s collection of her work in Christchurch and it shows much of her brilliance – sometimes fast and abstract and then sharp and focused tracing lines and contours as if nothing else mattered – a master of her craft. 

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