Camille Souter (b. 1929)
The Park, Fairview
- Unframed: 46 x 46cm; Framed: 61.5 x 60.4cm
- Oil on board
- Acquired through the Arts Council Joint-Purchase Scheme, 1980
Souter's paintings draw inspiration from her surroundings. Her subject matter includes landscapes, still lives, abattoir paintings, fish, aeroplanes and war. Stylistically, her work has ranged from abstraction to realism over the past five decades of her career. Her present work is concerned with man's exploitation of landscape for oil, power and industry. Souter works predominantly in oil paints but also with a variety of other materials such as paper and aluminium.
Over the years, Souter has been the recipient of numerous awards including The Gainey Award in 1976, The Grand Prix International D'Art Contemporain, the Monaco Award in 1977, the Landscape Prize, EVA, Limerick in 1984 and was elected Saoithe by Aosdána in 2008. She ives and works on Achill Island.