PROMINENT artist Jasiliva Navavia Crick passed away after a short illness in Suva last Wednesday.
According to her close friends she has been painting for the past 20 years.
Commonly known as Josie, she was a recipient of the Chevalier Medal for her contribution to art in Fiji.
She attended Draiba Fijian School in her younger years and later moved to Ratu Sukuna Memorial School for higher education where she carved a name in athletics as a secondary school long distance champion, a feat that was later emulated by her younger sister and well-known Suva personality Anasa Navavia.
Leaving school, she was able to secure work in the hospitality and tourism sector and ran with the young "rat pack" of Suva in the 80s.
Close friend Rosemary Bowry said Josie was someone who always left a lasting impression on people.
As an artist Ms Bowry said Rosie lived her life and looked at life through vibrations, auras, colours and could sense if one was sad or happy.
"She was always respectful and resented disrespect in any form," Ms Bowry said.