Elizabeth Kelly was renowned for her portrait painting, winning acclaim in Paris and London, receiving a CBE in 1938.

Cecil Kelly taught landscape painting at the Canterbury College School of Art influencing students such as Rita Angus, Bill Sutton and Louise Henderson.

Together the couple painted wherever they went, producing many Canterbury regionalist paintings.

We follow them as they paint the local landscape and travel overseas between the wars in 1921. The talk draws on interviews conducted with some of the women who sat for Elizabeth Kelly in the 1930s, and from research done over the last three decades.

Venue: Philip Carter Family Auditorium, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetū.

Photo: Cecil Kelly, Scarborough Cliffs