You Never Know…

Time to be honest….everyone is on a journey, everyone is going through ‘something’, ‘stuff’…but most of the time you would never know…and I am no exception…the last few years, at times, have been something of a slog; personal circumstances, serious family illness, both physical and mental, loss…there were times it felt as if I was wading through treacle…

One thing that kept me sane was getting outdoors, out in the landscape, time to just be, reflect…to get perspective…and that’s why this latest series of work really resonates with me…

Carolyn J Roberts artist

Inspired by the landscape, using my favourite colours and materials… (Daler Rowney FW Acrylic Ink Sepia, Daniel Smith Watercolours Indigo, Winsor and Newton Granulation Fluid..)

Carolyn J Roberts artist

…incorporating collage material…(old sketches, old experimental monoprints, torn magazines, newspapers, sheet music…)..adding layers… in some ways, representative of my journey…

Carolyn J Roberts artist

Carolyn J Roberts artist

….and the addition of collaged words in my work is a new departure for me…but these are words that have helped me, reminded me, resonated with me…

Carolyn J Roberts artist

Carolyn J Roberts artist

Carolyn J Roberts artist

We all have ups and downs in our lives, but it feels good to have been able to produce work that is honest, a true reflection of me, out of some dark times….

Carolyn J Roberts artist

Carolyn J Roberts artist

 

 

 

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