My latest purchase for a self-publishing project is this wonderful Art Deco watercolour by Scottish artist Violet MacNeish Kay (1914-1971). Produced as artwork for an unpublished Christmas card it ticks all the boxes for me.
The artist was born in Glasgow, the daughter of James Kay RSA RSW, a distinguished artist best known for his paintings of harbours and Clyde scenes. She studied at the Glasgow School of Arts and exhibited at the RSW and RSA. Most of her other work is more traditional – mainly scenes of local landscapes – and judging from its style my painting is probably one of her earlier efforts.
A little bit more about the artist and her family here.