About

Caroline Forward Studio Shot
I am an oil painter living in the Fens where I draw inspiration from my surroundings whether that is people, landscape, city or general life around me here and on my travels.

Recently I have become fascinated by the potential of oils with cold wax medium, which just asks for layers, colour and surface texture, through which elements are hidden and revealed.

I enjoy exploring edges of reality and abstraction in my work. By letting go of some of the detail or the specific, I am striving to create a more universal sense of the place and what it may evoke.

I am continually interested in painting the human face, a never ending challenge of light, planes, contours, of capturing mood and character, and where possible exploring the interconnectedness of person and place.

I am a founder member of OuseLife. The regular drawing of the life model continues to be the foundation of my artistic practice, the discipline of seeing and recording what I see, from which I can evolve my work.

I am a member of Cambridge Drawing Society and Cambridge Open Studios with whom I regularly exhibit. I welcome enquiries and undertake private commissions. My work is held in private collections in the UK, Europe and USA.
Do please contact me via my contact page or email me direct at carolineforward@hotmail.co.uk

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