Photo: Caryl Beach in Hertford, South East

Caryl Beach


My work represents an appreciation and acceptance of the transient nature of our world. With a beauty that lies in imperfection; impermanence; and an appreciation of the simple integrity of natural objects and processes.

For many years, I have documented my everyday experiences in the landscape which have evolved into a visual diary, a journal, which records and reflects my journeys, noting the detail, often over looked, in the hustle of our daily routine, observing and recording the smallest insignificant details that emanate from shadows and refraction of the sunlight. Images of neglected and once abandoned buildings, traces of the layers of history that echo a universal theme of transience, absence and presence. My investigations have led me into a micro world that requires close inspection and a magnification process in order to record the finest minutiae. My work is produced using only natural light and the minimum of editing. I present my images as video, projected still images, prints on metal and varied scale photographic prints on photographic paper. I also use mixed media on canvas and small scale watercolour paintings.

I am a fellow of Digswell Arts with a studio at The Forge,  Digswell Hertfordshire.

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Location Hertford, South East
Activities Public art, Private commissions, Film-making, Studio practice
Artforms / type of project Film & Video, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking

News & Events

  • Open Studio Event at The Forge Digswell

    Digswell Fellows are opening their studios to the public for the weekend of May 9th - 10 th 2015 Refreshments available Open 10-5 pm The Forge Digswell AL6 0BU

  • Praesentia ; Encounters

    21/05/2015 – 28/06/2015
    Gallery One, Parndon Mill, Harlow, Essex. CM20 2HP

    Prints, sculpture, mixed media works by artists from Digswell Arts Trust, Caryl Beach, Veronica Grassi and Sally Tyrie.

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  • Praesentia ;Encounters

    Praesentia ; Encounters A group exhibition with work by Caryl Beach, Veronica Grassi and Sally Tyrie Parndon Mill Gallery Harlow Essex May 27th- June 28th 2015

  • Wallace 100 Launch Event at Courtyard Arts Centre Port Vale Hertford Nov 10th 1-4

    07/11/2013 – 24/11/2013
    Hertford Town Centre shops and businesses map to be published on web site:

    praesentia have created work that responds to one of Hertfordโ€™s historical residents:A R Wallace on the 100th anniversary of his death in 1913

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