Irene Bolitho Watercolors at Desert Open Studios in March 2023.

Original watercolors painted by Irene Bolitho will be on display at Desert Open Studios. Irene’s daughter, Janie Bolitho, also a watercolorist, was a member of the Rotary Club of Palm Springs. After her mother passed away, Janie gave some of Irene’s paintings to a member of the Rotary Club of Cathedral City who elected to donate any proceeds from the works of art to The Rotary Foundation.

March 18, Saturday 10am to 4pm
March 19, Sunday 12 to 4pm
March 25, Saturday 10am to 4pm
March 26, Sunday 12 to 4pm

The original watercolor paintings will be on display at the home of Sue Townsley, 68561 San Jacinto, Cathedral City Cove, 92234

All matted, unframed Watercolor paintings are approximately one of the following sizes: Small: 22 1/8 x 15 1/8; Medium: 26x18; or Large: 29x 27 1/2.

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Irene Bolitho was originally from Montana.  She was born December 11, 1924, in Glendive Montana.  After raising four girls, she and her husband Hayes moved to a beautiful lakeside home outside of Dallas, Texas.  She was fortunate to meet and be-friend a well-known artist who encouraged her exploration with watercolor.  After many years of retirement bliss in East Texas, where she painted with a group of 13 wonderful women artists, Irene lost her husband of 64 years. Being widowed, Irene moved to Cathedral City, California to be close to one of her “girls”.  She continued painting until the last year of her life.  At the age of 93, Irene died peacefully on May 15, 2018, leaving a legacy of more than 200 lovely paintings.

Irene Bolitho Watercolors