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A Pair of Wide-Angle Vistas

A Pair of Wide-Angle Vistas

By Caroline Chappell


Acrylic and mixed media on cradled board

Original artworks


Image sizes


The Spinney - £795

Image size: H: 40cm x W: 100cm

Framed size: H: 48cm x W: 108cm


Blue Sky Thinking - £825

Image size: H: 40cm x W: 120cm

Framed size: H: 48cm x W: 130cm


One of our most popular semi-abstract landscape painters, Caroline Chappell spends much of her time strolling and exploring the North Cotswold landscape and recording its folds, contours and colours.


As ever, this pair of works - shaped as horizontal slices - is characterised by a myriad of different, gestural brush strokes, or marks made with other implements, and rich colour combinations, of midnight blue, green and teal. The shape of each canvas suggests wide, open space and big skies. with bands and sweeps of colour to lead the eye back to the horizon and implied vanishing point.

Colours are built up in layers and bands and suggest spontaneity and an expressive response to the scene. 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. 


    Caroline is new to Tetbury, and our gallery, this year and 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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