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 of 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.’
Caroline’s profound love for and understanding of the landscape is evident in all her work, as here. In Peat and Moss she has created an abstracted and highly dynamic image evoking the vibrancy of a stretch of marshy landscape, filled with life, colour and reflected light. Sometimes building up to impasto thickness of paint, sometimes with a splattered surface, the effect recalls the rich nature of the environment.
Caroline has had numerous exhibitions within 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:69cm, W:69cm, painted canvas H: 53cm, W:53cm, D:3cm
Mixed media on paper
Framed, plain, taupe painted, wooden frame, white painted inner frame (unglazed)
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