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Caroline Forward

"Excelsior"
Oil painting

I am an oil painter living in the Fens where I draw inspiration from my surroundings whether that is people, landscape, city or general life around me here and on my travels.  I use brush and palette knife and work mainly on canvas.

The geometry and architectural elements of landscape interest me, and the accompanying light and textures.  I often work from memories of intensity and surprise that store in my memory.

I enjoy exploring edges of reality and abstraction in my landscapes.  By letting go of some of the detail or the specific, I am striving to create a more universal sense of the place and what it may invoke. 

I have become increasingly interested in painting the human face, a never ending challenge of light, planes, contours, of capturing mood and character, and where possible exploring the interconnectedness of person and place.

More recently I have been exploring architecture, taking unusual views of architecture, aiming to capture timelessness and monumentality of historic buildings.

I shall be exhibiting with Riverside Arts as part of Cambridge Open Studios 2017.

Terminates at Kennington
Birch Trees I
Woods IV
Birch Trees V
Woods
Ely Cathedral Lady Chapel
Stonemason
Glazier
Trees III
Alex. Actor
Flying Buttress
Saltmarsh
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Autumn Exhibition 2017 - The Leys School Oct 22, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 — The Leys School, Fen Causeway, Cambridge CB2 7AD
Urban Landscapes - A Demonstration in Oils by Paul Alcock Nov 01, 2017 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM — The Wilkinson Room, St John’s Church, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8RN
Watercolour Workshop with Chris Lockwood - 12th Nov. 2017 Nov 12, 2017 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM — Grantchester Village Hall CB3 9NF
Cambridge Open Art Exhibition Nov 17, 2017 - Nov 19, 2017 — Swavesey Village College, Gibralter Lane, Swavesey, Cambridgeshire CB24 4RS
Fully Booked.... Portraits in Charcoal from Photographs - A Workshop with Andy Dakin - Sunday 10th December 2017 Dec 10, 2017 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM — Grantchester Village Hall CB3 9NF
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