Caroline Meynell says “My paintings evolve from the landscape, mapping a path that is both internal and external. I am drawn to the elemental and timeless quality of land formations found in rugged cliffs of the coast and the soft clefts of hills, hewn over time. I am also drawn to horizons, an integral part of the landscape, that take on different perspectives visually as well as in our imaginations.
How do I evoke this in paint? It is an ongoing process and time consuming. There is much putting on of paint, much taking off, making marks and erosions, gradually building up thin layers of paint to create translucency and depth. Colours that are soft and subtle play an important part. Throughout all the work is a sense of space and light.”
Caroline originally studied History of Art, and worked for many years as a picture researcher for leading art publishers. She started painting relatively recently, graduating from Bucks Chilterns University College with a First Class Fine Art degree in 2003. She has exhibited widely in London and around the UK. Recent solo exhibitions include the 03 Gallery, Oxford Castle, and Dorchester Abbey. She was winner of the Mary Moser Award 2012/13.