Approved: 15.09.2010

Caryl Beach

Artist

Approved: 15.09.2010

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.

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        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.

        CV & Education

        Qualifications and training:

        2009 - MA Fine and Applied Art, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield

        2002 - BA Hons Fine and Applied Art, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield

        2016 November – Currently exhibiting mixed media work at Bebo Cafe Hertford Herts.

        2016 July – Currently displaying three mixed media works at Bebo Cafe Hertford Herts.

        2016 June – Mixed media works at Bebo Cafe Hertford, as part of Hertford Art Trail.

        2016 April 1-30  ‘The Simple Act of Walking’ Art Van Go

        The Studios
        1 Stevenage Rd
        Knebworth
        Herts SG3 6AN

        Tel: 01438 814946

        2004 (July) Exhibition Reception and  offices of Fresh Creative Services Charlotte Street London WC1

        2001 Film Projection/Installation Media Studios Oaklands College Welwyn Garden City Herts England

        Group Exhibitions

        2016 November 20th Digswell Arts Open Studio Christmas Sale Digswell AL6 OBU

        2016 November  Courtyard Arts Members 20th Anniversary Exhibition at Courtyard Arts Port Vale Hertford Herts.

        2016 November  Hertford Art Society Members Show Cowbridge Hall Hertford.

        2016 May 21-22 Open Studios Event at The Forge Digswell as part of Digswell Arts

        2016 April 8-May 8th Hertford Art Trail my work displayed in Cafe Bebo Hertford.

        2015 October 30-November 1 HAS Members Show Hertford.

        2015 May 21-June 28th Praesentia group exhibition ‘Encounters’ Parndon Mill Harlow Essex

        2014 October 31st-November 2nd HAS 17th Members Show Mill Bridge Rooms The Wash Hertford Herts.

        2014 May 10-11 2014 Print works exhibited as part of Digswell Arts Trust Open Studios  Digswell Herts AL6 OBU

        2014 April 25th – May 10th 2014.  Three of my unique mono prints to be exhibited as part of Hertford Town Council Art Trail in Peter & Susan Brown Interiors St Andrews Street Hertford and The Castle Hertford.

        2014 March Wallace 100 Framed Mono print exhibited in Palace Green Gallery Stable Yard Hatfield Park AL9 5NQ

        2013 November 8-10 HAS Members Show at Millbridge Rooms Hertford Herts

        2013 November 10th Praesentia’s one day launch of Art Trail for Wallace 100 at Courtyard Arts Centre Port Vale    Bengeo Herts

        2013 November 7-21 Art Trail for Wallace 100.Various locations in town centre of Hertford.

        2013 September Print Exhibition for Open Studios at DAT Digswell Herts AL6 OBU

        2013 June New works installed at Palace Green Gallery Stable Yard Hatfield Park AL9 5NQ

        2013 May 5th Open Studios at The Forge Digswell Arts Trust Digswell Welwyn AL6 OBU

        2013  (May) Hertford Art Society Open Exhibition at The Cowbridge Halls, Cowbridge, Hertford SG14 1PG

        2013 (March) Palace Green Gallery  Stable Yard Hatfield Park AL9 5NQ

        2012 (December) Eastern Approaches St Albans Hertfordshire (Open Exhibition)

        2012 (October) Members Show Hertford Art Society Millbridge Rooms Hertford Hertfordshire

        2012 (September) Open Studios at The Forge Digswell Hertfordshire as part of The Printmakers Group.

        2012 (September) Open Studios Unit 3 Dicker Mill Hertford Herts SG137AE

        2012 (May) Hertford Art Society Open Exhibition Cowbridge Hertford Herts

        2012 (March) praesentia at Courtyard Arts Hertford Herts

        2011 (December 10- January 4 2012) Hertfordshire Open Exhibition 2011 Museum of St Albans Hertfordshire

        2011 (December 7-21) Courtyard Arts Members Show Hertford Herts

        2011 (November 11-20) praesentia at Caffe Yum Hertford Herts

        2011( April-May) Courtyard Arts Open Exhibition at The Castle Hertford

        2010 (December) Open Exhibition @ Margaret Harvey Gallery St Albans

        2010 (December) Courtyard Arts Members Show Bengeo Herts

        2010 (October) Artists in Residence at Luton Hoo Walled Garden

        2010 (September) Open Studios at Luton Hoo Walled Garden Luton Beds

        2009 MA Show in Gallery at University of Hertfordshire

        2008 Open Studios Unit 15a Dicker Mill Hertford Herts SG13 7AE

        2006 Hertfordshire Graphics Gallery Hertford Hertfordshire

        2006 (May-August) Art Van Go Knebworth Hertfordshire

        2006 (May) Hertford Art Society Open Exhibition

        2006 (April) Art Fair Artshed Ware Hertfordshire

        2006 (April- October) Ashridge Park Gallery Berkhampstead Hertfordshire

        2006 (February) ‘wish you were here’ exhibition Artshed Ware Hertfordshire.

        2005 (November) Hertford Art Society Members Show Hertford Hertfordshire.

        2005 Passionately Pink Artshed Ware Hertfordshire.

        2005 (June) BA Degree Show Hertfordshire University Hatfield Hertfordshire.

        2005 (May) Hertford Art Society Hertford Hertfordshire.

        2004 (April) Inparallel Group Exhibition Dicker Mill Hertford Hertfordshire.

        2002 Year One BA Group Exhibition University of Hertfordshire Hatfield Hertfordshire England.

        2001 Access Group Exhibition Oaklands College Welwyn Garden City Hertfordshire England.

        Awards Prizes Fellowships

        2012 Best Video Prize awarded by Elstree Heritage at Eastern Approaches Open Exhibition St Albans Hertfordshire

        Fellow of Digswell Arts Trust The Forge Digswell Herts.