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Local artist, Mollie Townsend, who turns 97 in October, is exhibiting a collection of paintings and sketches spanning a career of 70 years at the St James Retirement Hotel until Tuesday 28 August. The exhibition is called Kalahari to Cape Town and the paintings are brief glimpses of people she has met and places she has been.

“I started painting seriously in Cape Town in about 1970. My art is influenced by the British painter JMW Turner, contemporarily known as William Turner, an English Romantic painter, printmaker and watercolourist, known for his expressive colourisation, born in 1789,” Townsend says. …Read More

Pictured: Mollie Townsend with “Kalahari Hunter”.