Monday, October 8, 2007

Dorothy Waters

The image above is Dorothy Waters with a portrait of her painted by friend and near neighbour Rachel Olsen. Dorothy is a well known NZ artist who painted vibrant, semi abstract canvases but unfortunately now is almost blind and so unable to continue. She is living with her daughter in Napier but used to live here in our little community and when the picture came up for sale we felt it should stay in the area in a public place so bought it and now Dorothy resides on a wall at the Egg meeting and greeting just like she used to. A real character with a mischievious twinkle in her eye she used to wander down to the shops with the 'old school' hat and parasol and we sadly miss her.
You can view Rachels art here and other Coromandel artists here

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Kia ora, My name is Victoria Leachman. I'm the Rights Manager at Te Papa and I'm trying to trace the contact details for Dorothy (Manning) Waters so I can request copyright permission to reproduce some of her artworks in Te Papa's collection. Do you have any contact details for her daughter in Napier? My email is