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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.

Woods IV
Terminates at Kennington
Trees III
Ely Cathedral Lady Chapel
Birch Trees V
Alex. Actor
Flying Buttress
Saltmarsh
Birch Trees I
Woods
Glazier
Stonemason
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Pastels Workshop with John Glover - Sun. 16th July 2017 Jul 16, 2017 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM — Grantchester Village Hall CB3 9NF
Mono Print Workshop with Tracey Ashman - 17th September 2017 Sep 17, 2017 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM — Grantchester Village Hall CB3 9NF
Lecture; The Art of a Darwin - about the life of Gwen Raverat Sep 28, 2017 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM — The Wilkinson Room, St John’s Church, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8RN
Pastel Workshop with Colin Hayes - Sunday 8th October 2017 Oct 08, 2017 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM — Grantchester Village Hall CB3 9NF
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
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