Carol Saunderson

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I have been working as a painter for more than twenty years. My home is in a Suffolk village, where I have a studio in the garden and from which I walk each day, accompanied by our whippet, Millie. The footpaths, woods and familiar views feed my imagination and my work.

The paintings that I produce are semi-abstract and in them I try to capture the atmosphere of a particular moment in the landscape. They are nature merged with thoughts and memories – an individual view which, whilst not strictly literal, is more “real” to me than a photograph.

I enjoy the richness and character of colour and the way that it was used by artists of the early-mid twentieth century, such as Vanessa Bell and Ivon Hitchens. I love the fluidity and joy of Matisse and Dufy and the bold colour fields of Mark Rothko and Craigie Aitchison.

Over the years my work has been exhibited at galleries around the UK and reproduced as greetings cards, as prints by John Lewis and appeared in magazines such as World Of Interiors.

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.

carol@artistinthelandscape.co.uk

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