Caroline Chappell: High Ground

Caroline Chappell: High Ground


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This is an extremely elemental landscape suffused with storm clouds and the powerful effect of light. Broad brush strokes of paint define the exposed High Ground of the title, the surface then scratched into and splattered to create a powerful atmosphere. Caroline's landscapes evoke a sense of timelessness; her paintings are extremely current in their abstraction and at the same time they retain a powerful sense of an ancient, much loved landscape observed.

‘Our ancient landscape is the inspiration for my work. Walking in the tracks of our Neolithic ancestors on paths that traverse the countryside. I capture a sense of place by drawing and making notes. Back home in the studio I develop these ideas into paintings which reflect the experience of being there.'

Caroline builds up layers of mixed media, especially acrylic paint, using feathers as well as more conventional palette knives and brushes. In her own words, ‘each new painting is an exploration into unknown territory’. The result is memorable; she has had numerous exhibitions around the local area and her works are in collections as far afield as Canada, the US and Europe. She organises and tutors workshops on landscape painting.

More of this talented artist's works are on display in our lovely Burford Art Gallery.

Dimensions (approximate): H:83cm, W:83 cm, image H:80 cm, W:80cm, D:4cm

Oil on canvas

Unframed, canvas on stretcher

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