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Prismatic Eye - SOLD

Prismatic Eye - SOLD

By Caroline Chappell


Original artwork


Acrylic and mixed media on linen canvas

Size: H: 46cm x W: 120cm



One of our most popular abstract landscape painters, Caroline Chappell has her light-filled studio in the heart of the North Cotswolds, the region that has been her main landscape painting inspiration over the years.


As ever, her work is characterised by a myriad of different gestural brush strokes, or marks made with other implements, and rich colour combinations. There are juxtapositions of light and dark areas and built-up layers and bands. Although thoughtfully composed, the impression is one of spontaneity and an expressive response to the scene.

Caroline has experimented with new canvas shapes - like this wide- angle slice - and a turquoise, teal and deep blue palette in this new summer 2023 series created for us: there are the typical distinctive vertical lines, horizontal slabs of vivid colour and suggestions of mass and form; but there is also some new stacking of vertical planes and blocks of colour.  

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.


The rich and warm tones would be perfect for a statement piece in a drawing room, dining room or snug. This pair of dramatic paintings could hang together and/or alongside the larger, square Refraction or Land Skipping, also on show with us this summer.


    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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