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Spated Energy and Tracks & Traces

Spated Energy and Tracks & Traces

By Caroline Chappell


Acrylic and mixed media on canvas

Original artworks



In order as shown above:


Spated Energy: £895

Image size: H: 80cm x W: 80cm

Size of framed work: H: 85cm x W: 85cm


Tracks & Traces: £775

Image size: H: 70cm x W: 70cm

Size of framed work: H: 75cm x W: 75cm


As ever, Caroline's work is characterised by a myriad of different, gestural brush strokes, or marks made with other implements, and rich colour combinations, built up in layers and bands and suggesting spontaneity and an expressive response to the scene.

Caroline has experimented with a combination of approaches this summer: there are the typical distinctive vertical lines, horizontal slabs of vivid colour and suggestions of mass and form; but there are also some new vertical planes and blocks of colour, with light and dark areas juxtaposed and 'stacked' on top of each other.


Each landscape tells a story and is as much about how the viewer feels about the art as the act of creating the art itself. These rich and warm teal and blue tones, with highlights of sage green and sky blue, would be perfect for a statement piece in a drawing room, dining room or snug.


    Caroline's work has proven to be extremely popular with abstract and semi-abstract landscape lovers from all over the country.

    As a Cotswold-based artist, she has built a formidable reputation for depicting the ancient landscape of our region, using broad brush strokes and expressive marks of many kinds to suggest the drama of rolling topography and the spectacular natural light changes of the skies above. 


    Her powerful landscapes draw in the viewer to a stunning vista, full of dramatic light, space and colour. She works in layers of mixed media, especially acrylic paint, and uses found objects as well as more conventional palette knives and brushes to make an array of expressive marks and details.

    “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. This is the beginning of the creative process, where decisions about composition, size and medium begin.


    "Back in my studio, I develop these ideas. My paintings express sensations, memories and responses to my world. Bridle paths and drovers’ roads, ancient burial sites, stone circles, tracks and holloways all whisper their story.”

    She has featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions and won various prestigious awards in the region. Her works are in collections as far afield as Canada, the US and Europe.

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