Kate (Katharine) Cameron was an accomplished Scottish flower and landscape painter, as well as being a talented etcher. She was born in Hillhead, Glasgow and was the sister of the celebrated printmaker, Sir DY Cameron. She studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1890 until 1893, under the innovative directorship of Fra Newbery. and subsequently at Colarossi's in Paris with Gustave Courtois.
Her early watercolours were influenced by the Glasgow Symbolists, although they are often less stylized - and always most carefully observed and full of exquisite detail.
Between 1904 and 1910 she illustrated a number of children's fairy tales and legends, but her real love remained flower painting. In 1928 she married Arthur Kay, the art collector and connoisseur.
Cameron was a prominent member of the Glasgow Society of Lady Artists and exhibited regularly both at home and abroad. Examples of her works are in the V&A, and the British Museum, London, as well as in Glasgow Art Gallery.
This is a fine landscape study by Kate Cameron. It is a Highland scene and shows mountain peaks reflected in the loch below. The sun is setting and the light at dusk has made the mountain peaks glow in pink light - these warm tones are also picked up in the mirror-like finish of the water. To give a feeling of depth in the scene, Cameron has placed a silvery-grey tree trunk at the right-hand edge of the sheet.
It is very reminiscent of the work of her brother. He would often just sketch out the outlines of a scene quickly in charcoal or black chalk - and then add watercolour washes to finish off his studies. This is obviously a quick study that Kate has done on the spot when out on a sketching trip. It was probably made for her own enjoyment. It is unsigned, but stylistically it is, without doubt, an original watercolour study by Kate Cameron.
Again, Cameron has used a fibrous textured light buff sheet for this study - she seems to have liked using this type of paper.
The watercolour has on the reverse of the frame some old exhibition labels - one for the prestigious Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh - and the other for the Carlton Gallery, as photographed. At these shows, this work has been given the title: Red Mountains
The work dates to the early 20th century.
Dimensions: Frame size is 42 x 48.5 cm. Image size is 21 x 28.5 cm.
This watercolour painting is in lovely condition - with no fading or condition issues of any kind.
It is in a good quality gold-stained wood frame, as photographed. It also has a clean, decorative mount with a pink blush border. The painting looks just super and is all ready to hang straight on your wall.
Apologies for any reflections in my images - the picture was photographed through the glass and it was a bit tricky to take images for inclusion on my listing.
Please note: The price quoted here is from the artwork only.
The frame comes free with this artwork. Any damage in transit to the frame / mount / picture glass will not be subject to any refunds, discounts or re-framing costs from us.
Such fine works by Cameron are keenly sought after - this is reflected in my asking price.
Sadly, it would have to be posted to UK addresses only.