Me & painting

I've been influenced by the natural world for as long as I can remember.
I grew up around the beautiful Cotswolds and Malvern hills, and later moved down to a pretty fishing village in Cornwall with its inspiring coastline.
I now live and work from my cottage in Devon on the edge of Exmoor's National Park with it's stunning wildlife and ever changing beauty of the countryside, moors and coast.

Nature and wildlife encounters have been my constant inspiration for many years.
Where observation, photographs and quick sketches, reveal the importance of the fleeting moments of a subjects character and appearance, colour combinations, shadows and fall of light.

Before I start a painting, I loosely plan the design, using a soft B and medium F pencil for detail.
St Cuthberts, Saunders Waterford exquisite paper in either HP, or CP(NOT) heavyweight is the paper I love.
Its 100% cotton, acid free and watermarked, with beautiful deckle edges.

Watercolours are my passion, although I've worked in many other mediums, it's watercolour that's my first love.
Its the way the water flows within the pigments, it evolves through subsequent layers of colours, as I correct or embellish, using my own distinctive style of combining the highly detailed with fluidity, this I have developed over the years.

It's always magical to watch you subject come to life with your pencils, paints and brushes

Lily of the valley painting
Carole Ann is a traditionally trained fine artist, designer and botanical illustrator
She's been an "Artist in Residence" taking workshops and demonstrations for some leading art manufacturers in the U.K.

Exhibiting for Nature & Wildlife Conservation with...

The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation
The Wildlife Art Society International TWASI
Nature in Art Twigworth Gloucestershire
Marwell International Wildlife Art Society MIWAS
Southern Nature Art Exhibitions

Selling privately and throughout the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Portugal, USA and China.