Thank you for viewing my online exhibition. I make paintings about the landscape, particularly about the traces left by our forebears. I start outside, I stop and listen get a feel for a place. It is the enigmatic quality of standing stones and stone circles, barrows and hollows, which draw me to make paintings about them. I like the way our ancestors seem so much like us, yet separated by thousands of years. I try to show how insignificant we humans are, tiny in the vastness of the rest of natural world. I make very big paintings on canvas, which are a physical challenge in themselves, and I make small pieces on paper, like little gems. Each require a different way of working, which I embrace.
How paint is applied is an important part of the narrative. Elements of abstract expressionism and representational landscape are often incorporated in a single piece.
2016 Oxfordshire Artweeks Mary Moser Award winner
2016 Winner Broadway Festival Open Art Competition
Due to the Covid 19 pandemic my studio will be closed for Oxfordshire Artweeks. However, my work can be seen here, and if you are interested in seeing a piece 'in the flesh', I am happy to arrange a socially distanced visit to my studio. My website www.carolinechappell.co.uk has information about how to contact me as well as where to find more of my work in local galleries and in their online exhibitions.
Once we are free to mix with confidence, I will re-start my adult painting workshops.