Carolyn is a freelance mobile art tutor, she can provide art and craft workshops for organisations, public and private sectors, in Hampshire, West Sussex and Wiltshire. View her workshop page for information of the types of workshops she can run, this isn't exhaustive and the workshops can be tailored to your location, budget, time frame and learner ability. Please contact Carolyn to dicuss your requirements.
Carolyn is a qualified art teacher, she is able to teach from primary school age to adult. Carolyn completed her BA (Hons) in Fine Art in 1997 and her P.G.C.E in 1998, most recently in 2016 she completed The City and Guilds Level 3 Award in Education and Training. Carolyn has been a self-employed artist for the last 12 years fitting work around raising a family. She works in a range of media such as painting with acrylics and watercolour, drawing, printmaking and textiles.
My painting subjects are either abstract or landscape. I love the connection I have between a blank canvas and me, the journey each piece takes is truely unique, the creative process is all consuming and I love it. I work on several pieces at one time allowing the work to evolve and direct itself naturally, a sense of searching through the paint to find the painting.
Most recently I have been concentrating on the landscape as my subject, using acrylic paint on canvas, built by several layers of paint with glazes, finishing with drawing media. I am interested in the atmosphere of a landscape and how it can emerge through a foggy or misty air or how the sunlight can alter a sky's colour so dramatically. I am particularly interested with the worked landscape, a landscape carved by people always reminds me of a patchwork quilt, the shapes lines and colours are inspiring. I work from photos and gradually allow the painting to evolve through the creative process in an impressionistic style, using a sgraffito method, which for me correlates with the worked landscape.
In my abstract paintings I use fluid acrylics and acrylic pens on watercolour paper, again a layering process which is guided very much by the marks that are made one after the other and my response to them to find the balance and rhythm, I am most interested in the expressive nature of this work, a true reflection of my feelings in that specific moment.
For a long time Carolyn combined paint and stitch on canvas. Raising the surface and blurring the lines between art and craft. Recently Carolyn has wanted to focus on each discipline individually. Carolyn is self-taught in the textile discipline, "I am no purest when it comes to the traditions of sewing, for me, the sewing machine is another tool to draw, and I love the sculptural possibilities that occur when thread stands alone, construction textiles is really exciting". Carolyn is developing a craft workshop which involves using a sewing machine to create 3D forms.