My early paintings explored imagery drawn from the world of material and cultural consumerism. My aim was to give substance and permanence to the ephemeral nature of this source material:posters, photography, film, through the use of traditional oil painting techniques. More recently I have used aerial imagery of the region in which I live as a starting point for landscapes informed by my personal contact with and knowledge of the area at ground level.
My influences are predominantly artistic and cultural and owe a lot to my early degree studies in French language and literature and their continuation throughout my Fine Art studies: French philosophy, cultural studies, situationism, pop art, politics, cinema, literature, consumerism, the mass media, post modernism, critical studies, architecture.
With a BA Hons degree and MA in Fine Art gained during the 90's, I have been practising since then as a visual artist professionally and have also taught Art and Design at a local college (I was originally a Modern Languages teacher).
My current projects include the production of small to medium canvases (originally my work was very big and more suited to the corporate market), and, as mentioned above, work using modern digital imagery as its point of departure. I am also producing work on paper using gouache and indian ink, as well as monoprints, some of which I am translating into digital prints. I am continuing to experiment with the use of digital imagery and its manipulation and am looking to integrate it into my painting practice in new ways.
Feel free to browse my work on www.carolwilcox.co.uk/home.php
CV & Education
2001 - North by Northwest, Trinity Gallery, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
1998 - Reconfigurations, Trinity Gallery, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
1996 - Kerbside Diptych, Macarthy Toyota, Maidstone, Kent
2013 - Landscape exhibition, Stark Gallery, Canterbury, Kent
2010 - May Day Open, Margate Harbour Arm Gallery, Margate, Kent
2009 - Canterbury Art Fair, Marlowe Arcade, Canterbury, Kent
2007 - Canterbury Art Fair 2007, UCA Canterbury, Canterbury
2006 - "No Place Like Home", Horsebridge Gallery, Whitstable, Kent
2006 - Untitled Group Exhibition, Untitled Gallery, Throgmorton Street, London EC2
2005 - Andromeda group, Baker Tilly Head Office, Bloomsbury, London
2005 - Andromeda Group, Horsebridge Gallery, Whitstable, Kent
2005 - Corridor Arts - photographic, Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, Kent
2004 - Andromeda - New work, Horsebridge Gallery, Whitstable, Kent
2004 - Ex Libris, Lower Hardress Chruch, Canterbury, Kent
2003 - Rite of Spring, Lower Hardres Church, Caterbury, Kent
2000 - Andromeda, Baker Tilly Head Office, Bloomsbury, London
2000 - Reconfigured and Raw, 229 Gallery, Hawkhurst, Kent
1999 - Selected works from the Kent Institute of Art and Design, ICA, London
1998 - Subject/Object, Dover Museum, Kent
1997 - Cable and Wireless Head Office, London
2011 - Cherry Bank, Private residence, Kent