Hi I am Carol and I am intuitive artist, and my pieces are layered with texture and sgraffito, inviting the viewer to look closer and see what is beyond the surface.
My art is a mindful process. Hours and days disappear when I am working on my latest piece. I paint daily - often up to 8 or more hours a day. Layers upon layers create interest, texture and joyful surprises. I am in love with colour and texture. Whether it be watercolour, inks, acrylic or oils...or a combination of, I love it all.
I paint on canvases - big and small, and on paper, I have prints and limited edition prints of some of my works to offer you too.
Travel is big influence in my art practice and the Australian landscape with its amazing colours and textures inspires me.
Caravan holidays are times for more painting (usually watercolours as they are easy to transport), travel is a time for collecting images to remind me of a place, a texture, a colour, a view that will later be translated into new works of art when I am home again.
My work is generally abstract - I love how the piece I paint becomes a part of a conversation between the canvas and myself, then the completed work continues that conversation with the viewer. No two views or conversations are the same.
I am honored that the City of Belmont has my abstract expressionist piece "Filling in the Silences” 2021, acrylic on canvas, in their permanent collection. I have sold my work to collectors, locally, nationally and internationally.
I live in the beautiful Margaret River region of Western Australia. I has a degree in Social Science and English, and I have co-produced an award-winning documentary that was screened at The Sydney Film Festival in 2014, and now I paint – prolifically, and joyfully. I look forward to meeting you soon.
2021 The City of Belmont WA “Filling in the Silences"
2023 "Bloom" Peacetree Wines Cellar Door, Cowaramup WA
2022 "Wide Open Roads" Denmark Visitors Centre, Denmark WA
2021 “Restlessness” solo exhibition Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery Fremantle WA
2021 “New Beginnings” Margaret River Cultural Centre, Margaret River WA
2021 “Beneath the Surface” Collie Art Gallery WA
2019 “An Exploration of Colour and Texture” Cocoon Gallery for Emerging Artists, Margaret River WA
- Solo exhibition, Cocoon Gallery for Emerging Artists, Margaret River
- Freedom School Winter 2020 Group Exhibition at Studio Eleven Gallery in Fremantle
- Joint exhibition in the Bond Store Gallery in Busselton as part of ArtGeo’s “Inclusive Excellence Series 3” works
- Margaret River Independent School Annual Art Fundraiser Group Exhibition October 2020
- Solo exhibition Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery Fremantle
- Collie Art Gallery
- Vasse Primary School Art Awards Group Exhibition
- Solo exhibition Margaret River Cultural Centre
-The Inland Prize Group Exhibition- Leonora WA
Freedom School Winter 2020 Group Exhibition, August 2020 “After the Storm” - High Commendation.
Grey Cube Gallery “Patterns Online Art Show”: Merit Award for abstract acrylic “Sea Glass” – October 2020
Art Room Online Gallery – “Life on Earth 2020" “After the Fire.” Hon Mention
GCAN - Green Citizens Australia Network - UneARTEd 2020 – Merit Award “Social Distancing 1”.