Louise Ellen Perman (1854-1921)

Louise Ellen Perman (Mrs James Torrance) (1854-1921). Perman was born in Glasgow and studied at the Glasgow School of art 1881-90. She was a painter of flowers and worked mainly in oils although she did some watercolours. In 1908 White Roses was bought by the Luxembourg in Paris. In 1911 she married the artist James Torrance and they moved to Helensburgh where she lived until her death. She held several exhibitions, often showing in conjunction with Jessie Algie, Jessie King and Anne Muir. She exhibited 28 floral oil paintings at the Royal Scottish Academy between 1885-1920.