April seems to be the month for birthdays and today we salute Olivia Spencer Bower (1905-1982)
She was born this day in St Neots in England and moved to New Zealand at the age of 14. Her legacy is the Olivia Spencer Bower Foundation which awards an annual scholarship to artists of promise.
We are delighted to be the guardian of Olivia Spencer Bower's archive which comprises letters, diaries, photograph albums and other material. You may recall some of these documents were on display as part of Brought to Light back in 2009.
Here is her exquisite impression of Capri with its distinctive mauve blush.
Computer screens can do funny things - and they are obviously no substitute for the real thing - but that distinctive purple haze is even more striking when you view thumbnails of all her works at once.