Approved: 16.08.2006

Carol Parfitt

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Approved: 16.08.2006

Concepts
I am inspired by objects that have an interesting shape, colour, story and symbolic meaning. Currently working on a series of 'pebble' shapes inspired by pieces collected on regular journeys to Cornwall via Northamptonshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon. They focus on the way light moves across the landscape or reflect in water. Each one tells a personal story.Influences
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  • Location: Oundle, East Midlands
  • Artforms: Painting
 

Artist Statement

Concepts I am inspired by objects that have an interesting shape, colour, story and symbolic meaning. Currently working on a series of 'pebble' shapes inspired by pieces collected on regular journeys to Cornwall via Northamptonshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon. They focus on the way light moves across the landscape or reflect in water. Each one tells a personal story.Influences I am inspired by Lisa Milroy, Gwen John, Peter Lanyon, Prunella Clough, Paul Nash. I am interested in the textured, close tones, all the way pigment can be applied to a surface.Career path 2003 Post graduate Certificate in Arts Practice, Derby University 2003 PCE Certificate in Education, De Montfort University. Currently studying for a MA at Derby University. Since 1998 I have been a member of Hung, Drawn and Fired Winner of three award from East Midlands Arts: Awards for All, New Works Grant and Art for Everyone Community Arts Worker / Lecturer Tresham Institute, Kettering I have exhibited in a number of open exhibitions: 2000-present Kettles Yard, Cambridgeshire 1995 & 97 The City Gallery, Leicester 1994-02 Peterborough Museum (winner in 1995) 1998-2002 Northamptonshire Open Studios Aims Producing a body of work for solo show in 2005 and experimenting with pure pigment/textured surface for MA work

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions 2005 - ROAM, Fermynwoods Contemporary Arts, Brigstock, Northants Group exhibitions 2003 - Connect, The City Gallery, Leicester 2003 - East Midlands Contemporary Art Auction, Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham 2003 - Open Spaces Open Places, out of gallery event, Northampton 2003 - Summer Show, The Simon Dolby Gallery, Oundle, Peterborough 2002 - The Oundle Showcase, The Yarrow Gallery, Oundle 2001 - Capture a moment in time, Oakham Museum Gallery, Oakham, Rutland 2001 - Hung, drawn and fired, Moot Hall Gallery, Daventry 2001 - Summer Show, The Pierpoint Gallery, Nottinghamshire 2001 - Text and Image, Broad Street Gallery, Lyme Regis, Dorset 2000 - Amicale Des Beux Arts, Andresy, Paris 2000 - Hung, drawn and fired, The New Studio Gallery, Olny, Northamptonshire 2000 - Open Spaces Open Places, Roadmender / Sainsburys, Northampton 1999 - Eat your greens, The City Gallery, Leicester 1999 - Summer Show, The Cusp Gallery, Burghley House, Stamford 1998 - Fruits of the Forest, Fineshade Woods, Stamford