Make Believe all this Winter reflects Souter’s fascination with the circus and clowns. ‘There is a certain poignancy to clowning’, she has observed, and the mood is simultaneously humorous and sad. Her composition has just the right measure of flatness, both in colour and texture. During this period her palette was muted with a preponderance of shades of yellow, white and cream and green.
|Medium||Oil on board|
|Dimensions||34 x 38 cm|
|Credit Line||IMMA Collection: Heritage Gift by the Bank of Ireland from the Bank of Ireland collection, 2008|
|Copyright||For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].|
Camille Souter trained as a nurse before taking up painting in the mid 1950s. Though abstract in appearance, her paintings are based within reality and the everyday. Souter exhibited extensively since the 1960s, including major retrospectives at The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, in 1980, and the Ulster Museum, Belfast, in 2000. Souter received the IMMA Glen Dimplex award for contribution to visual arts in Ireland in 2000. She was a member of the RHA and was elected Saoi of Aosdána in 2009.View Artist
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