Caroline Chappell explains the motivation behind her painting:
‘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’.
Looking West is a perfect example of this. Abstracted, and elemental, the sense of weather and countryside is powerful. Broad brushstrokes loaded with paint evoke the scene. In some areas the woven texture of the canvas is visible, in other areas Caroline has scraped through the top surface of the paint revealing underpainting. The result is dynamic, and brilliantly conveys the brooding nature of the angry sky, heavy with water and the recipient landscape beneath.
Caroline 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:80cm, W:80cm, painted canvas H:76cm, W:76cm, D:4cm
Mixed media on canvas
Framed, plain, white painted, wooden frame (unglazed)
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