Carol's latest series Dancing Waves highlights her fascination with the brilliant movement of ripples in the ocean. The light moves across the sculpture changing with every second of the day, again mimicking the ever restless patterns in the ocean. Ocean’s 9 Gold Sculpture (50 cm diameter) created from steel with transparent colour coating highlights her concern for our oceans. Carol swims in the sea throughout the year, and her response to the urgency of protecting our waters has resulted in this purest of shapes. The mirror-like finish represents the early morning light thrown across the water. These sculptures can be made to any size and colour and would look amazing in sea locations, islands, hotels and private residences etc. The inspiration for her paintings, are the images that she sees floating on the surface of the sea. The combination of sky, clouds and the movement of the water create the translucent lozenges of colour. She then uses a number of fine brushes to paint a blend of pigments into the glass effect medium. Carol has noticed that her audience want to walk right up to the paintings to touch them, to trace with their fingers, the fine lines suspended in a glow of colour.
A recent viewer of Carol's work has written of his response to the Water Collection
“I was in Oxford on Saturday and went to see your exhibition Carol. I’ve only seen one of your paintings before and wasn’t sure what to expect. Well, I’m glad I made the effort – and effort it was as a stranger to Oxford’s bewildering one-way system – as I thought your work was fantastic. If I was a man of means, I would have snapped a couple up on the spot. What better than to return from the crowded confines of a city work-day to the limitless essence of transparent globes of colour? . In 6 square feet of canvas you have captured that sense of infinity. The sun-bleached ochres and browns and the timelessness of your work are quite moving. A self-confirmed materialist, I all too rarely experience anything approaching spiritual ecstasy and very few paintings have such an effect on me”.
Carol Bruton was born in Toronto, Canada and her childhood was spent in Spain, a country she still visits regularly.
Carol currently lives and works in the South of France, an environment which has brought an additional sense of colour and warmth to her art
Carol Bruton studied art at the Bellas Artes de Madrid, the Camden Arts Centre, London and the Edinburgh College of
AIAP Monaco Congratulations to Carol Bruton as her painting Raindrops Gold has been bought by MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS IN CHINA.
Nicole Stott the ASTRONAUT founder of SpaceforArt Foundation, has just exhibited my painting from my Cosmic Series, in Miami. I will be exhibiting my artowrk for the Blue Marine Foundation at the Andrea Hamilton Studio, Belgravia, London in November. The Senior Sales Executive of Vogue UK contacted me with the following:
" I came across you whilst browsing Saatchi Art online – your artwork really stood out and I thought that it would make a perfect, unique addition to our Gallery feature. "
I am now exhibiting RIPPLES Orange in Vogue UK February edition. Vogue has also asked me to exhibit in their March and June editions.
Thank you Saatchi Art Online!
Ocean's 9 sculpture - 50 cm (can be made to any size or colour) is now being profiled in their March editions by
HOUSE AND GARDENS UK
2019 Beijing Biennale, China
2018 Roy’s People Art Fair, London
2018 Osaka Art show, Japan
2017 Beijing Biennale, China
2016 PRIX DU JURY at the Comite National Monegasque de l’Association Internationale des Arts Plastiques aupres de l’U.N.E.S.C.O in the presence of His Serene Highness Prince Albert 11 of Monaco
2014 Art Basel, Miami
2013 Winner of International Emilio Vedova Art Prize for best abstract art 2013
2011 Artbridge.biz, 5a Cork St, Mayfair, London
2010 Exhibition in showroom Curzon Street, Mayfair, London
2008 Jersey City Museum, New York, USA
2002 Place du Trocadero, Paris, France
2000 UBS (Monaco) Bank, Monaco
1999 The Air Gallery, Dover Street, London, UK
A selection of her work is in private collections in Spain, England, France, Germany, USA, Canada and Monaco.