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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.

Trees III
Birch Trees V
Flying Buttress
Stonemason
Alex. Actor
Woods
Saltmarsh
Ely Cathedral Lady Chapel
Birch Trees I
Woods IV
Terminates at Kennington
Glazier
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'Along Your Street' at Byard Art Jun 01, 2018 - Jul 01, 2018 — Byard Art, King's Parade, Cambridge
Exhibition of Paintings by Ros Ridley Jun 02, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018 — Melbourn Community HUb
I'm hanging at Balzano's Jun 02, 2018 - Jun 23, 2018
Pastel Workshop with John Glover Jun 23, 2018 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM — grantchester Village Hall CB3 9NF
A painting demonstration by Sonia Villiers - A local scene from Bishops Stortford Dec 06, 2018 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM — Bishops Stortford Art Society, Thorn Grove School, Bishops Stortford, CM23 5LD
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