LARGE ABSTRACT PAINTING BY KAY FAITHFUL (1930-1999)
We have been lucky enough to have sourced 70 paintings from the artist’s collection.
This piece is a large abstract painting with thickly laid oil paint on canvas, displaying great texture. The verso shows a label stuck to the bottom left of the frame giving her name and address in Canberra, Austrailia. The rear of the canvas also displays her name. It also states the title of the painting as “MORNING EUCALYPTUS”.
Also on the verso in between the bottom right canvas and frame is a gallery label with a price tag of $840.
The painting is signed bottom left.
Approximate dimensions framed: W:86cm H:109cm D:3cm
Painter, born in Greenock, Renfrewshire, who after a traumatic World War II trained as a nurse and midwife, then married Will Faithful, a Cornish civil engineer. They lived in Bermuda, the Middle East, Cyprus and Jamaica before moving to Canberra, Australia, in 1972, where she was able to concentrate on painting. In 1987, she held her first major exhibition of 30 large works, The Barrier Reef Series, at Holdsworth Contemporary Galleries, Sydney, followed by others at the Eltham and Rathdowne Street Galleries, Melbourne. In 1991 Faithful visited the United Kingdom and the continent for her first overseas exhibitions. Australian Landscapes – Visual Reflections, 29 paintings, was shown in Glasgow, Greenock and at the Australian Embassy, Paris.