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 fabulous and very sensitive botanical watercolour by Cameron. It is one of two of her flower paintings that I have for sale in my Iconic Edinburgh online store.
This fine floral study features a grey tubular vase full of blue daisies with dark viridian leaves below the flower heads. The darker palette in this floral study is a more unusual one for Cameron - and it certainly creates a more moody atmosphere. The structure and colour of the arrangement of blue flowers is certainly carefully observed - and her love of flowers is evident.
It is signed in watercolour, lower left: K. Cameron, as photographed. It is not dated so probably dates to around the 1890s or early 20th century.
This watercolour painting is in fantastic condition - with no fading or condition issues of any kind. It is in a fine wooden frame that picks out colours found in the painting. It also has a clean, decorative mount with a grey wash 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. The background tone is quite a dark grey - and perhaps a bit darker than in a couple of my images.
Dimensions: Frame size is 46.5 x 38 cm. The image size is 24.5 x 17 cm
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.