About Carl

I live in the beautiful city of Lichfield, Staffordshire. My studio is a 16th century building in the historic heart of the city, just a stone’s throw from the medieval cathedral. My studio is open to the public, and I also teach from this peaceful spot.

In 2022, I was invited to appear on ITV’s Love Your Weekend, where I demonstrated en plein air painting.

My work has been featured in 2020 and 2021 in The Artist Magazine, and I was delighted when, earlier this year, my painting of Fountains Abbey was chosen as one of the National Trust’s top ten paintings as featured in Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year.

In 2018 I appeared as a heat winner and semi finalist in Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year.

In 2017 I won the ‘Capture the Cathedral’ competition led by Lichfield Cathedral with my work entitled Pilgrims. As part of the award’s prize, my work was hung alongside works by J M W Turner.

My work has appeared on magazine covers (most recently,  South African Artist Magazine where I appeared as their International Artist) and I have developed a group of dedicated collectors of my pieces.

Through my work I want to explore the interplay of light and shadow – the movement of life through spaces, both physical and ephemeral. When you truly observe the world around you it becomes much more than just the tangible or the ‘real’, it informs the unconscious mind, and the unconscious mind informs it.  I try to walk this line of balance between representation and abstraction … to present the feel of an object or place, not just the look of it.

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