Simon Carter

Artist, Curator

I live on the east coast. Each day I make drawings about things happening in the landscape; often returning to the same places for months at a time, sometimes just walking and seeing what happens. I use these drawings in the studio to improvise and rehearse possible ways to turn observation into painting. I look for things in the drawings that seem true, alive and unexpected. I want the paintings to be direct and honest; to have the weight of an observed fact and the passion of something meant; but there is little point repeating things or making things that already exist so I aim for those moments of revelation and surprise when the thing on the studio wall assumes a life of its own. read full statement

Location Frinton-on-Sea, East
Activities Higher education, Private commissions, Curating, Gallery education
Artforms / type of project Drawing, Painting
Tags landscape, painting, east, acrylic, watercolour, drawing