Shaggy Ink Cap Mushroom
Signed Limited Edition Framed Print, Number 103 of 500
Total picture 465mm x 420mm Actual print 330mm x 250mm
The Artist Elizabeth Cameron - (1915 - 2008)
Elizabeth Cameron became one of Britain’s leading botanical artists after making a successful career as a frozen food entrepreneur supplying Harrods amongst others.
She first learned to paint from her governess, but received more formal teaching at the Slade Art School and St. John's Wood Art School in London, painting mainly in oils.
In 1939 the Royal Academy and the Royal Scottish Academy accepted landscapes and portraits for exhibition, but the intervening war, her marriage to Allan Cameron, bringing up her children and running a frozen food business occupied most of her talent and energy until 1972 when she began to paint flowers in water colour.
She received 3 Gold and 3 Silver medals from The Royal Horticultural Society in recognition of her accuracy in botanical detail and for pictorial excellence.
Elizabeth Cameron had numerous solo exhibitions at home and abroad and is famous for her painting of the humanity rose which was specially bred to mark the 125th birthday of the British Red Cross and is used as it’s symbol to this day.
Information source. Allangrange Prints which is a small family business started by Elizabeth and Allan Cameron in the late 70's to promote Elizabeth’s paintings.