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Autumn Clouds Over the Headland by Fiona Carver

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Autumn Clouds Over the Headland by Fiona Carver [2021]

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Oil Paint on Linen Panel

Image size: H:18 cm x W:24 cm

Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:18 cm x W:24 cm x D:0.4cm

Frame Size: H:28.5 cm x W:34.5 cm x D:2.5cm

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Autumn Clouds Over the Headland is an original oil painting by Fiona Carver. Painted 'en plein air' (meaning out in the open air) last autumn, it captures a moment, between storms, where the clouds are parting to reveal a hint of blue sky. Fiona Carver is a painter and printmaker from the Rutland/Leicestershire border. She trained at Edinburgh College of Art graduating with a BA (hons) in 1999 and now creates contemporary oil paintings and linocuts of the land and sea. She is interested in capturing an impression of a place, the atmosphere, colours and emotion experienced at that time. Her paintings are completed mostly ‘en plein air’ meaning they are painted outdoors, usually in one sitting. That way she can capture the light and weather, getting the brush marks down before it changes. The challenges of painting in wind or rain, with moving subjects and changing views adds to the exhilaration of finishing a painting, stepping back, stretching and absorbing what is on the canvas.

Fiona has been creating things since she was a tiny girl when her grandmother would encourage her to draw elaborate chalk pictures on her kitchen floor. She went on to study Design and Applied Arts at Edinburgh College of Art, graduating in 1999. Here she combined her love of drawing and painting with three-dimensional disciplines such as furniture and ceramics. She now pursues this interest in both flat and more hands on work through lino printing, enjoying the different stages of drawing, gouging lino and inking up and printing which she does with her antique cast iron press. She is inspired by the simplicity of old seaside railway posters as well as the atmosphere created by costal artists such as Sir Kyffin Williams and printmaker Robert Gilmore. Her prints have a nostalgic feel with the clear lines, compositions and colours evoking memories of particular British coast lines.

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