Pastoral Poetry - SOLD
By Caroline Chappell
Acrylic and mixed media on linen canvas
Image size H: 100cm x W: 100cm
Framed size: H: 105cm x W: 105cm
As a Cotswold-based artist, Caroline has built a formidable reputation for depicting the ancient landscape of the region, using broad brush strokes and expressive marks.
Her powerful landscape, Pastoral Poetry, is shown in the gallery as one of a trio of semi-abstract paintings at this larger one metre scale.
Each one draws in the viewer to a cool summer vista, full of light and colour - and this one is the softest and calmest of the three, with melting, crystalline blues and bands of gold and teal.
The overall impression is one of a dream-like tranquillity and peace.
ABOUT CAROLINE CHAPPELL
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.