Over the last few years I have developed a love of both acrylic and watercolour painting, with a fondness for defined shape and dark lines. As well as capturing the essence of Lyme Regis where I live, much of my work reflects the time I spend in Italy, exploring the nature of the mountains in the winter and summer seasons. I am a member of the Exeter Urban Sketchers group, and always take my sketching kit with me when I travel, enjoying sketching outdoors whenever the weather allows.
Caroline graduated from Bournemouth University in 2010 with a First Class Honours degree in Applied Art and Design, she began working in her chosen medium of anodised aluminium in 2007. Caroline hand prints with her own unique designs cut into small printing blocks using a lino cutter. She then dyes using industrial dyes and powder paints to vibrant effect to create a range of jewellery, home and garden accents and sculpture.
Caroline is constantly inspired by the beautiful Dorset Countryside, its flora, fauna, insects and animals. Recently she has been developing a brand new range of jewellery using domed segments of her anodised aluminium, she is planning to develop this further and will be including additions such as semi precious stones as well as having some of the pieces flocked to vary the textures within the work.
Chantal Powell creates sculptural objects, installations and collages that explore concepts of truth, illusion and constructs of reality. Her works are symbolic explorations, often personal, into untangling faith, disillusionment, make-believe and myth.
She has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally, most notably at Guildhall Art Gallery in London (alongside Paula Rego, Yinka Shonibare, Grayson Perry and Matt Collishaw), The Royal West Academy in Bristol, OCCCA in California, and at collateral events at the 53rd and 54th Venice Biennales.
She has also worked on a number of public commissions including two installations in Saltwell Park (for NewcastleGateshead Initiative) and site specific installations for Guildhall Art Gallery London.
People, bright colours and light are what excite me most about painting. I like to paint in oil and acrylics and also enjoy experimenting with mixed media.
I am lucky enough to have a studio in an idyllic rural setting near Sidbury. Visitors are welcome but best to ring or email in advance for directions. I usually have a good range of original paintings, prints and cards on display.
Having left art college at the end of the sixties, I have worked continuously as an independent graphic designer and art director, producing creative solutions for a diverse range of corporate and art-based organisations. Throughout this work, photography has been a major component of my work, whether created personally or in collaboration with photographic professionals.
Since 2010 photography and its creative possibilities have become my first priority and my output has been a combination of commissioned and personal work. Moving to near Lyme Regis in 2013, I set up a new studio and now pursue the development of pure photography and its potential as part of my graphic artwork.
Inspiration comes from many directions. My work includes landscape, reportage and portraiture, and features traditional and abstract concepts.
I joined TMAG in 2016 and take part in its regular exhibitions as well as occasionally showing work at my studio in Rousdon.
I am a printmaker and textile artist based in Dorset, with studio and exhibiting space in the form of a fisherman’s hut on Portland Bill. My current textile practice combines sheer layers of textile art with drawings and painting; exploring light, space and and sense of place.
My printmaking work is mainly relief printing and monoprinting with a bold graphic style.