Caroline H Green – artist

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Loving Nature

Nature
I absolutely love being immersed in the countryside and walking is a daily ritual which enables me to plan for the day ahead whilst absorbing all the sights and sounds that Nature offers. I stumbled across this lime tree on a walk through Frith Wood and was so struck by its grandeur that I had to capture it.  I used heavy rough watercolour paper and…
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Nature

Dogs!

I love dogs and capturing their particular character is top of the list when I sketch or paint their portrait. I love the way they interact with their owners; they really are Man’s Best Friend! I have drawn a series of pencil sketches of dogs which were about portraying the particular character of the breed and have made them into cards….at the moment there are…
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Writing

I love writing but the poem I wrote entitled Caitlin and Misty is the one that is the most emotionally charged and I found most cathartic. The Caitlin and Misty book I used to help care for an incredibly brave young woman called Caitlin who had a progressive neurological disease though how she coped with her profound disability was inspirational . At the time I’m writing…
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Going big!

Now and again I will tackle a bigger painting which could be 6’x 4’ or more! Using a blank canvas or heavy watercolour paper it enables me to combine broad mark making and colour with expressive gesture. It can be a little daunting to be faced with such a vast expanse but I find working on all parts of the canvas enables the work to…
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Portraits

I love capturing the expressions and character of the person I have chosen to portray . From sketching someone in pencil, pen and ink or paint, the challenges are infinite, and it is always a bonus if the result bears a resemblance to the subject!! This simple sketch of my lovely Dad was drawn whilst he was busy drawing out plans  (he was an architect) and…
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Pen and ink studies

I love the immediacy and fluidity you get from working directly onto paper and often my ‘go to’ pen is a simple black Edding fineliner which you can combine with a wet brush on some of the lines to create darker areas in the shaded areas. Here is an example of a quick sketch I did on the Canal du Midi in France to illustrate…
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Expressive work

Many people ask me what I’m drawn to when I am confronted by a blank canvas or sheet of paper and I can’t really say that Its a particular subject matter or medium but more how I interpret it. So I’m not an artist who focuses on animals or landscapes, realism or abstraction but rather on my response to its mood, atmosphere or qualities. Here…
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Sky Landscape Artist of the Year

Catch a glimpse of me on Freeview Channel 11 (Sky Arts) on Wednesday, February 17th, on my latest venture as a Wild Card Artist on Landscape Artist of the Year. What I have learnt during any venture into painting en plein air is that you have to be prepared for any weather! It turned out to be one of the hottest days of the year…
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Landscape Artist of The Year Competition

People have asked me why I subject myself to scrutiny and stress by taking part in programmes that are filmed and I often wonder that myself! Is it because I had always yearned to be a Blue Peter presenter? Or do I yearn to be a famous artist or want my work to be recognised far afield? What I have learnt from being there in…
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Take 4 Gallery unable to celebrate

The year 2020 saw TAKE 4 gallery in Ledbury run by Winona Peddar and myself unable to celebrate our first anniversary on March 31st as the first lockdown began! We had both loved our first year in Ledbury; inviting artists and curating exhibitions which changed every six weeks and included a wide breadth of mediums including ceramics, photography, painting ,sculpture, jewellery and textiles. But what…
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