Muriel Halsted at the Ranchero Motel, Santa Barbara
Pastel on heavy paper
11 x 14 inches

Muriel was Mabel’s earliest childhood friend, and they remained friends until Muriel’s death. According to Mabel, the Halstead plantation was near the Alvarez home at Waialua, Oahu. Muriel, an illustrator/painter, never married. She and her brother Rob, an interior decorator who also never married, lived in the Palos Verde area of L.A. They had another sister, the only one who married. Muriel was a spirited, very feisty lady who spoke with a rather stilted, sort of English speech.

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