Hard times (2016) Mixed Media painting by Carolynne Coulson

My paintings inhabit the area between abstraction and figuration, they are rich in colour and hidden meaning, I love forms, colours and textures that hint at meaning and yet allow my eyes to dance across the painting and my mind to run free.

I don’t work with a fixed idea or sketches it’s really just about the interaction of the colours creating the texture which suggest to me the composition. The most I start with is a combination of colours, it is the colours and the textures they create which conveys the emotions for me. I love to reveal the layers below with scratching back through the pristine surface, these add to the emotive power of the finished painting for me, like scars each one tells its own story. I work without an expectation of the finished painting, just trusting to chance and intuition, embracing processes which minimises my control I find provides the happy accidents I am looking for.

BA Hons. Fine Art
MA Creative Multimedia.

Joe Cole Memorial Drawing Award

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  • February 19, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    Hello Carolynne!

    I came across your stunning artwork on Pinterest – I’m actually also an artist/printmaker and sell my work on Artfinder as you do.
    I’m interested in purchasing your Cat nap linoprint (I collect intaglio prints of sleeping cats 🙂 and was wondering if you sell through your website?
    Just so you do not have to incur the commission fee…

    Please let me know, otherwise I’ll just purchase it on Artfinder!

    Kindest Regards
    Liza Paizis


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