Carole Hawthorne is an abstract painter based in Nottingham, UK. 

Her paintings are developed from her unique observations which are taken from rich sources found in her urban surroundings, structures, patterns and formations. 

Colour is the predominant factor in the work. There are many colour palettes and they reveal a deep understanding of colour interaction. Although her use of colour is intuitive, she is rigorous in her process, making and often discarding decisions. She makes colour swatches which are referred to in order to search for values, weight and tension.

There is a sharp geometry and distressed surfaces and marks which are often contradictory but work together to form coherence and balance, yet retain an energy and a celebration of colour.

She makes paintings on canvas and paper and recently her work has taken a new direction which includes working in 3 dimensions, using acrylic paint on wood.

These pieces are concerned with the 'object' rather than the picture plane. She investigates how colour behaves when it moves over a 3 dimensional surface and the way it creates optical illusion and shadows.

These pieces could be described as an exploration of the boundaries between painting and sculpture.

After living in London for 10 years Carole moved to Nottingham where she gained an MA in Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University. She now works in a studio at Backlit Studios in central Nottingham.

 

Full Image Gallery
HERE

 

2022 - Janus Revisited
Cupola Gallery Sheffield

_D. Proscenium.jpg
_C. Proscenium.jpg

2022 - DEFLECT, Selected Online Exhibition

2021 - ALRIGHT, Selected Online Exhibition

2020 - RECULTIVATE, Selected Online Exhibition

1. Carole Hawthorne. Tessellation 1. H60
_Curve 2c.jpg
1. Carole Hawthorne. Out of the Box H29
 

2021, Lockdown, The Fronteer Gallery, Sheffield

Disorder 2 - 35x35x8cm - Acrylic on Wood.jpg

2021, Share Bears, Backlit Gallery, Nottingham

2. Canal Walk, London Road, A60 detail W173xH60cm acrylic on wood.jpg
1. Canal Walk, London Road, A60 detail W173xH60cm acrylic on wood..jpg

2020 ISO Open, Old Lock Up Gallery,  Derbyshire 

TOP
 

Linked Triptych

15x52cm

Acrylic on Wood

BOTTOM

 

Linked Diptych

30x72cm

Acrylic on Wood

Linked triptych 15x52cm acrylic on wood.
Linked Diptych 30x72cm acrylic on wood.j

2019, A Long Engagement  

BACKLIT Gallery, Nottingham

Many painters make a considerable commitment over time. Some of us look back and others look forward. This exhibition showcased a group of seven artists who have a strong dedication to this medium.

Louisa Chambers, Terry Shave, Sheila Ravnkilde, Rob Hart, Carole Hawthorne, Ryan Heath and Lois Gardner Sabet.

The Red Line 90x90cm  acrylic on canvas.

LEFT
 

The Red Line

90x90cm  

acrylic on canvas

Blue Square 2 90x90cm acrylic on canvas.

RIGHT

 

Blue Square 2

90x90cm

acrylic on canvas

2018, See Here,  Old Neals Auction House, Nottingham

LEFT
 

Continuous flow 
150cmx150cm

Acrylic on Canvas
 

RIGHT

 

Continuous Flow (detail)
150cmx150cm
Acrylic on Canvas

2018, Lady Bay Arts Festival, Nottingham

LEFT
 

Veil No 1 
76cmx76cm

Acrylic on Canvas
 

RIGHT

 

Space Beyond 1
76cmx76cm
Acrylic on Canvas

2017, Colour Code, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield

LEFT
 

Shimmer 1
61cmx61cm

Acrylic on Canvas
 

RIGHT

 

Looking Through No 5
76cmx78cm
Acrylic on Canvas

2016, Solo Show, Wallner Gallery, Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham

LEFT
 

Looking Through No 1
76cm x 76cm

Acrylic on Canvas
 

RIGHT

 

Looking Through No 2
76cmx76cm
Acrylic on Canvas

 

Full CV Available
HERE

 

    CONTACT   

Currently Working at Backlit Studios
Ashley Street, Sneinton.

 

 

Success! Message received.