Will be participating in Herts Open Studios in late September 2023.
Hello I'm Carolyn, an artist and Illustrator based in Hertfordshire who creates Character Design focused artwork for exhibitions and also commissioned projects.
I've always been curious about character artwork, influenced by old school Disney, Quentin Blake and Beatrix Potter. I'm influenced by the weird, the wonderful, music, the obsurdities of Pop culture -R.Crumb is another big influence!- and I enjoy expressing emotion through colour, and telling a narrative by putting my characters in surreal settings.
In recent years my writing and artwork has taken a direction towards Wellness. I run an Instagram account where I share photography, writing and artworks addressing topics to do with Self Image and Mental Health. I like to encourage others to turn to Creativity as a form of expression. Last year I began hosting Meditative Drawing groups, which I would like to make a more constant feature.