Camille Souter was born Betty Pamela Holmes and was reared in Dublin, before moving to London in the early 1950’s. After a brief spell in nursing, she found her vocation as a painter and married actor Gordon Souter. Around this time she was known by her nickname “Camille” and this stuck. Souter divorced her husband soon after her first daughter was born. She spent a short period in Italy, painting, and then returned to Ireland, where she married the sculptor Frank Morris (1928-70). Like most artists of her time, she struggled in her early days but has now received the prominence and recognition she deserves, and the recent publication of an important book on her life’s work, “The Mirror in the Sea” will no doubt bring further recognition and acclaim.