Caroline Chappell, Winter Afternoon

Caroline Chappell: Winter Afternoon


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Far from being bleak, Caroline’s Winter Afternoon evokes the comfort of a small village safely nestled in a cold landscape. Dove grey layers of watercolour (including a technique of wet-on-wet to create moss agate-like blots) define the distant hills, while warmer colours describe the inhabited foreground. But the detailed surface of the Cotswold stone buildings, including the church, comes from Caroline's beautiful pieces of interlocking collage, where she uses 'scissors like a pencil'; the result is both expressive and precise. A few scraps of newsprint are applied upside down and hard to read, but like the handwritten text, they are beautiful in themselves, as is the fragment of musical notation.

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 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:63cm, W:67cm, painted area H:46cm, W:60cm, D:5cm

Watercolour and collage 

Framed, plain, stone painted, wooden frame, cream mitred mount, (glazed)

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