Carol Saunderson grew up in East Anglia and trained at Cambridge College of Art and Loughborough University. She has been painting professionally for over 20 years.
Carol's abstract landscape paintings are derived from a combination of memory, imagination and the inspiration of the rural environment in which she lives and works. Being from a farming background, the landscape and nature are in Carol's blood and central to her art. Rather than the direct representation of a scene, she creates work about the sensations and emotions of being in the landscape at different times. What really excites her is colour and the way that different colours interact and create mood in a painting.
Carol tries to work quickly and boldly, making interesting marks and beautiful shapes while building up textural layers. She likes her work to be positive, vibrant and playful. Carol is influenced by her love of mid-20th century painting and design, especially by artists such as Ivon Hitchens, and by contemporary colourists such as Barbara Rae.
In 2013, my painting entitled “The Bright Field”, was shortlisted for the Adrian Henri “Poetry in Art Prize” and was exhibited at the Twenty Twenty Gallery in Much Wenlock. Her work has been published as prints by John Lewis, as greetings cards by Green Pebble and appeared in magazines.