The starting point for my work is to gather material into small sketchbooks (11 cms. x 15. cms) which, for me, helps to keep things simple and to the point. If a particular area interests me I will move on to larger sketch books and may use paint, or any other material, to make interesting marks. Back in the studio I will work from these images to try and explore the feel of a place. Risk taking plays a big part in my practice, if you’re not taking risks new paths will not develop.
Caroline gives an insight into her practice
Tools & Materials
My studio is a wooden, purpose built work space adjacent to my home in Twynholm. I work mainly in acrylic, which is a very immediate material but I also utilise mixed media, depending on what type of surface I happen to be working on. Carbon pencils are a great favourite, their versatility is very
rewarding and I use them exclusively when I’m out and about.
Of late I have been mainly working in mixed media on paper. I enjoy the freedom this allows me to make mistakes and push images on to unexpected places. Isolation has been a big factor during the last year but I have found the support of the Upland Crit Group invaluable in assisting me in maintaining my practise.
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