A LOCAL ARTIST

I paid a visit today to an extremely talented lady, whose sketches and water-colours are superb.  She has been painting and sketching for a considerable number of years, and is somewhat of an expert on the history of this area.  Her paintings have been sold NZ wide, but I was also fascinated by her wonderful old preliminary sketches, and thought it would be good to record some of them before they disappeared.  Marama is a warm and lovely person who traces her ancestry back to a chiefly Maori line.  And I couldn’t resist including a picture of one of her colourful pot plants…

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