Tell us a bit about you Hello, my name is Carolyn and I recently graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art, my work mainly involves stitching onto paper from my studio at Commercial Square in High Wycombe.
Describe your style My work involves stitching onto paper in a contemporary style. I am inspired by images of urban landscapes and architectural buildings. The images I create start from visits to various places around the world, where I take photos and record images in my sketch book, captivating the atmosphere and scenery. Returning to my studio, I initially sketch the scene I wish to create, before stitching it on to paper.
Tell us about your workspace? I am very lucky I have a great studio in Commercial Square, where 19 artists are based working in a wide range of disciplines. I have been there for about two years, starting in a studio based in Ceramics, I have worked my way up the building to my current studio at the top of this old furniture factory. I have a great view over High Wycombe from one side of the valley to top of the Chilterns. It is freezing in winter, boiling in the summer. We hold opens studios twice a year, which is a great way to see artists at work.
What inspires you?: Having lived abroad as a child, including Rio de Janeiro and New York, surrounded by skyscrapers and architectural treasures, I am inspired by recording images of urban landscapes, creating cities and buildings through using watercolour and repetitive stitching
How and when did you get involved with Collective Art in Marlow? I first took part in the May event in 2012.
What is your favourite technique? I love paper and stitching but I also have a real passion for printmaking and have an old press in my studio. But rarely find the time to experiment.
Apart from (your media) do you have any other creative interests? I have just started upholstery!
Tell us about where else we can see your work? I hold open studios at my studio in Commercial Square in High Wycombe in the summer and at Christmas. My website details where else I will be exhibiting too.
For a bit of fun we also asked Carolyn the following:
Favourite film: Officer and Gentlemen!
Pets: Black Lab
Favourite place to be: I do love Brighton
Person I'd most like to invite to dinner: Any of the old masters.
Random fact about me: I am related to the late Jean Muir
The slide show below gives a sample of Carolyn's recent works - enjoy!