Carol McDermott

Carol McDermott - A Flower Singing to the Moon
Carol McDermott - A Flower Singing to the Moon

Oil on linen | 107 x 97 cm |

Carol McDermott - Listening to Arvo
Carol McDermott - Listening to Arvo

Oil on linen | 92 x 102 cm |

Carol McDermott - Hope
Carol McDermott - Hope

Oil on linen | 92 x 102 cm |

Carol McDermott - Waiting for Perseus
Carol McDermott - Waiting for Perseus

Oil on linen | 122 x 92 cm |

Carol McDermott - The Great Flow of Life
Carol McDermott - The Great Flow of Life

Oil on linen | 105 x 92cm |

Carol McDermott - And Yellow Blossom Before my Eyes
Carol McDermott - And Yellow Blossom Before my Eyes

Oil on linen | 122 x 92 cm |

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  • Carol McDermott - And Yellow Blossom Before my Eyes-thumbnail
  • Carol McDermott - And Yellow Blossom Before my Eyes-thumbnail
  • Carol McDermott - And Yellow Blossom Before my Eyes-thumbnail
  • Carol McDermott - And Yellow Blossom Before my Eyes-thumbnail

Carol McDermott paints the beautiful and remote countryside of northern Cumbria. The wild scenery of the fells provide a constant source of inspiration. Her studio, perched on the edge of this fell landscape offers her enviable views which she paints with a truly enchanted eye. Her love of nature and genuine connection with the environment which she paints fills every canvas.

Each painting is of a specific location, often known only to people local to the area. Carol invites the viewer to take a glimpse of the beauty of creation that surrounds her. The rolling hills and empty moorland inspire her to paint. Her strong brush strokes on heavy linen canvas gives her work a sense of bold immediacy. The ever changing skies and threatening storms are here controlled but not tamed.

Carol also paints more intimate ‘portraits’ of the forest. These mysterious canvases offer us an unusual perspective at ground level. One could almost imagine the fairies and pixies of our childhood hiding behind a foxglove or wild orchid, the sun breaking through the tree tops dappling the forest floor.

Education

1988 – 1991 City & Guilds of London Art School
1988 – 1991 Diploma in Fine Art Painting – Sponsored by Christies’
1990 – Philip Conrad Travel Course Award
1991 – Sketch Book Course Prize
1991 – New Grafton Travel course Prize
1987 – 1998 Woolwich College, London – ‘A’ level Art
1987 – 1998 Southwark College, London – ‘A’ level Art History
1987 – 1998 Goldsmith’s College, London – Life Drawing

Private Collections

Lord & Lady Hesaltine – UK
Peggy Kelly – Louisville, USA, France, Spain, Australia

2011 Past, Present & Future, A celebration of 10 Years on Connaught Street, Fiumano Fine Art

2011 The Affordable Art Fair London, Showing with Fiumano Fine Art

2010 The Affordable Art Fair, London showing with Fiumano Fine Art

2010 Capturing Nature, Fiumano Fine Art London

2010 The Edinburgh Art Fair, showing with Fiumano Fine Art

2009 The Affordable Art Fair, London, showing with Fiumano Fine Art

2009 The Edinburgh Art Fair, showing with Fiumano Fine Art

2009 Fiumano Fine Art Christmas Exhibition

2007 - 2008 Fiumano Fine Art, London

2007 - 2008 21/21 International Art Fair, Kensington, London, showing with Fiumano Fine Art

2007 - 2008 Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London, showing with Fiumano Fine Art

2001-2007 FarmiloFiumano Gallery, London

1996 University Gallery,
Newcastle – upon- Tyne

1993 Kings Lynn Art Centre, Hartlepool Museum

Exhibitions

2011 Past, Present & Future, A celebration of 10 Years on Connaught Street, Fiumano Fine Art

2011 The Affordable Art Fair London, Showing with Fiumano Fine Art

2010 The Affordable Art Fair, London showing with Fiumano Fine Art

2010 Capturing Nature, Fiumano Fine Art London

2010 The Edinburgh Art Fair, showing with Fiumano Fine Art

2009 The Affordable Art Fair, London, showing with Fiumano Fine Art

2009 The Edinburgh Art Fair, showing with Fiumano Fine Art

2009 Fiumano Fine Art Christmas Exhibition

2007 - 2008 Fiumano Fine Art, London

2007 - 2008 21/21 International Art Fair, Kensington, London, showing with Fiumano Fine Art

2007 - 2008 Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London, showing with Fiumano Fine Art

2001-2007 FarmiloFiumano Gallery, London

1996 University Gallery,
Newcastle – upon- Tyne

1993 Kings Lynn Art Centre, Hartlepool Museum

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