Exciting exhibition for the autumn season by local artist Caroline Evans

Local artist Caroline Evans will be exhibiting some of her delightful artwork this autumn in the new Lukesland servery. Here is what she says about her work: 

Living on a smallholding in the South Hams, I am an outgoing and energetic person, who has been involved in many art projects, both public and private over the past twenty five years. I work in oils and acrylics, and create hand-made paper and found object collages.  

My collages are of townscapes on a large scale, rural landscapes, animals,  natural objects and the figure. Using layers of torn, semi - translucent handmade papers and found objects, I build up images of texture and form.  In recent years I have combined oil or acrylic paint with handmade paper in mixed media images. 

My influences include colourist artists of the past, for example Matisse, the German Expressionists of the early Twentieth Century, particularly Kirchner, and the figurative work produced by the American Bay Area artists of the 1950s and 60s. More recently I have been interested in the work of Scandinavian artists working with the beauty of Nordic light. 

I presently run ‘Haswell Art Workshops’, These are regular collage /mixed media workshops, attended by the young and old, and take place in a studio in a converted barn at my home. 

I have had work in numerous public exhibitions in Devon, both solo shows, and collaborations.  I have completed many private commissions, a number of which have been large rural and cityscape collages. I have work in Australia and America, as well as Britain.

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Lorna Howell