Souter’s vistas are not the receding, pastoral kind, but rather show small holdings and side cuttings, the left-over strips of land where detritus haphazardly gathers and nature curls its way around it. Here Souter used aluminium paint to depict the metallic light of the moment. In his The Irish Imagination Brian O’Doherty included Souter as part of a ‘particular strain of Irish artists working in an atmospheric mode …characterized by an uneasy and restless fix on the unimportant’.
|Medium||Oil and aluminium on paper laid on board|
|Dimensions||64 x 98 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 was raised in Ireland and originally trained as a nurse at Guy’s Hospital London, before taking up painting in the mid 1950s. Though her usually small scale paintings appear abstract they were firmly based within reality and the everyday. Souter exhibited extensively since the 1960s. Major retrospectives of her work were held at The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, in 1980 and at the Ulster Museum, Belfast, in 2000. In 2000 Souter received the IMMA Glen Dimplex award for contribution to visual arts in Ireland. She was an honorary member of the RHA and elected Saoi of Aosdána in 2009.View Artist
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