Plimmerton in Storm
Lovell, Sylvia See full details
Lovell boarded at Wellington Girls College in the 1920s. Her school holidays were spent on the island with only her family, a dog, a horse and a set of watercolours. In the 1970s Lovell wrote about her experiences as a teenager in a self-illustrated, unpublished manuscript which has subsequently been made available as a PDF on her son’s website Raylovell.co.nz/kapitiisland. The autobiography is lusciously descriptive and contains several poems.
Lovell settled in Levin and continued to paint the Kāpiti coast and surrounding region in all its rugged and stormy intensity. In 2004, after a lengthy deliberation by Department of Conservation bureaucracy, her ashes were scattered at the highest point of Kāpiti Island fulfilling her final wish so that her spirit could wander free amidst the places she loved and cherished.
Frame, varnished wood.
Frame: hxwxd; 695 x 853 x 35mm
Breadth circa 75mm.
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