Souter’s lack of the strictures of a formal training served her well as she experimented and developed her own methods. In Off to the West we note the distinctive use of techniques of frottage, folding the paper when the paint is beginning to congeal as it dries and pressing the image so
that its form is mirrored on the opposite side. Another method was to place a sheet of paper or some other material into the wet paint and when it was almost dry, pull it away and reveal another layer.
|Oil on paper
|57 x 80 cm
|IMMA Collection: Heritage Gift by the Bank of Ireland from the Bank of Ireland collection, 2008
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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