Carol Saunderson

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I grew up in East Anglia and trained at Cambridge College of Art and Loughborough University. I have been painting professionally for over 20 years. My abstract landscape paintings are derived from a combination of memory, imagination and the inspiration of the rural environment in which I live and work.  Being from a farming background, the landscape and nature are in my blood and central to my art. Rather than the direct representation of a scene, I create work about the sensations and emotions of being in the landscape at different times. What really excites me is colour and the way that different colours interact and create mood in a painting.  I try to work quickly and boldly, making interesting marks and beautiful shapes while building up textural layers.  I like my work to be positive, vibrant and playful. My paintings are also influenced by my love of mid-20th century painting and design, especially by artists such as Ivon Hitchens, and by contemporary colourists such as Barbara Rae. 

In 2013, my painting entitled “The Bright Field”, was shortlisted for the Adrian Henri “Poetry in Art Prize” and was exhibited at the Twenty Twenty Gallery in Much Wenlock.

I regularly exhibit work at galleries around the UK and also undertake private commissions.  My work has been published as prints by John Lewis, as greetings cards by Green Pebble and appeared in magazines - most recently, "The World Of Interiors".

carol@artistinthelandscape.co.uk

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