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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.

Saltmarsh
Woods IV
Trees III
Terminates at Kennington
Glazier
Ely Cathedral Lady Chapel
Flying Buttress
Birch Trees I
Woods
Stonemason
Alex. Actor
Birch Trees V
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