Caryl’s recent mixed media works are inspired by landscape and man made elements, abstracted and juxtaposed to create her own imaginary ‘impossible landscapes’ inspired by and in response to panoramic distorted images of the land and sea of the East Coat and West Country.
For many years, she has documented her experiences in the landscape, which have evolved into a visual diary, a journal, which records and reflects everyday journeys. Travelling pathways often familiar and occasionally unknown, her work acknowledges an appreciation and acceptance of the transient nature of our world and its simple integrity, with a beauty that lies in imperfection and impermanence.
Caryl is a fellow of Digswell Arts located at The Forge Digswell Hertfordshire.
MA Fine and Applied Art (Commendation): 2009 University of Hertfordshire
BA (Hons) Fine Art: 2005 University of Hertfordshire
Access Art & Design: 2000-2001 Oaklands CollegeWelwyn Garden CityHerts
Art Foundation: Walthamstow School of Art, Walthamstow East London
Awards Prizes Fellowships
2012 Best Video Prize awarded by Elstree Heritage at Eastern Approaches Open Exhibition St Albans Hertfordshire
2012 Ist Prize awarded for ‘Most Innovative and Intriguing Work’ at HAS Open Exhibition Hertford Herts. Print on metal of macro image.
2010 Shortlisted for Skywards Future Artists Award
2007 Eastern Approaches – Margaret Harvey Prize for Welwyn and Hatfield.
2017 October-November Mixed Media Display of work at ‘Wesleys Cafe ‘ Harpenden Herts
2017 June 6 – July 29th ‘Impossible Landscapes’ Art Van Go Knebworth
2017 March – Currently exhibiting mixed media work at Bebo Cafe Hertford Herts.
2016 June – Mixed media works at Bebo Cafe Hertford, as part of Hertford Art Trail.
2016 April 1-30 ‘The Simple Act of Walking’ Art Van Go The Studios Knebworth
2004 (July) Exhibition Reception and offices of Fresh Creative Services Charlotte Street London WC1
2017 October Hertford Art Society 20th Members Exhibition Cowbridge Hall Hertford.
2017 September 23-24 HVAF Open Studios at The Forge Digswell AL6 0BU
2017 September 8 Group Exhibition of Co Operative Members at Wynd Gallery Letchworth
2017 May Open Studios at Digswell Arts Digswell