Carlisle, Cumbria, United Kingdom
About Carol McDermott
Full time painter living in the North of England, surrounded by rolling hills and close to Hadrian's wall. "Inspiration is all around me in this beautiful romantic landscape" I'm also influenced by Greek mythology, music and literature. My work is predominately abstract but on occasion I get the feeling to work in a figurative way. Matisse said, “An artist must never be a prisoner. Prisoner? An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation, prisoner of success, etc.” I do have an affinity with this quote; it’s about being free to create, freedom is very important and it sums up the way I work. I tend to work in series, not working exclusively to one; I like to jump from one to another. “A shift in colour” is a series that I’m working on at the moment. This explores mood and intensity of feelings, expressed in colour with further dialogue of bold vs. subtle and texture play an important part, like the changing seasons; ebb, flow, progression and fulfilment.
1988-1991 City & Guilds of London Art School, sponsored by Christies Fine Art Auctioneers.
2013 Waiting for Perseus, solo show at Creation Fine Arts Gallery, Beverley, Yorkshire
2013 Summer Salon at Whistle Art stop, Northumberland
20/21 International Art fair, Royal college of art, London
Edinburgh Arts festival, Fiumano fine art
2011 Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead, London
2012 #twitterart exhibition, Norway
2012 Chelsea Arts Fair, London
2012 ‘opening show’ Creation Fine Arts Gallery, Beverley, Yorkshire
2012 Summer show, Fiumano Fine Art, London
2012 Affordable Art fair, (Fiumano Fine Art) Hampstead Heath, London
2012 Christmas show, Creation Fine Arts, Beverley, Yorkshire
2010 ‘Capturing Nature’, three woman show at Fiumano Fine Art, London
There is a full exhibition list on my website .