It is with passionate sadness that I must tell you of Margaret Cameron's gentle passing on Monday 20 October at 9pm.
Some of you may already be aware that the cancer she beat last year returned in August and was very aggressive. Over the past three months she has been cared for variously by her artist family and her biological family - in the last month particularly by her son Yani, in whose arms she died.
Margaret has always had the amazing capacity to frame any experience poetically and philosophically and she recorded one of her last poems - 49 stanzas long - on Saturday. She was intelligent, poetic, and humorous until the end, which came with unexpected yet fortunate swiftness.
There will be a memorial service on Monday October 27 at 2pm. The family has told me that details will be posted on Margaret's website: www.artartmargaretcameron.com. Jill Greenhalgh, Julie Robson and I will be in attendance.
I am so very sorry to bear this sad news. I know you will each remember and honour her life and her art in your own beautiful way.