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

 

Hawthorne’s paintings are developed from her unique observations which are taken from rich sources. These include investigations into colour combinations, surfaces, rhythms, formations, structure and changing light. 

 

The technical processes involved are key to producing her paintings. She uses multiple marks created by masking, layering and removing colour to create a visual field. There is a sense of ' looking through 'or ' inside looking out or outside looking in' as the colours beneath are revealed through the layers.

She can build the surface, merging it and breaking it down allowing the painting to evolve in its own time.

 

Colour is a predominant factor in the work, she makes many colour swatches to prepare the pieces, which are referred to in order to search for colour values, weight and tension.

 

The paintings are frequently produced in a series, recently, large scale pieces have been created by making work consisting of several panels. Hawthorne aims to engage the viewer, stimulate the senses and provide elements of calm. These works act as a vehicle for contemplation and mindfulness. 

 

She is influenced by Early Italian Renaissance painting and Minimalism. She admires those artists who, like herself have engaged in a lifelong relationship with painting, including Agnes Martin, Sean Scully, Bridget Riley and Cy Twombly.

2020 ISO Open, Old Lock Up Gallery,  Derbyshire 

TOP
 

Linked Triptych

15x52cm

Acrylic on Wood

BOTTOM

 

Linked Diptych

30x72cm

Acrylic on Wood

 

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.

LEFT
 

The Red Line

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

2017, Summer Exhibiton, Kunsthuis Gallery, York

LEFT
 

Looking Through No 3
107cmx107cm

Acrylic on Canvas
 

RIGHT

 

Looking Through No 4
81cmx81cm
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

2016, Group Exhibition, Blue Owl,
Grantham

LEFT
 

Shrine No 1
36cmx37cm

Acrylic on Canvas

 

RIGHT

 

Torii Gate No 3
50cmx50cm
Acrylic on Canvas

2016, Art Athena, Athens,
Greece

LEFT
 

Precious Little No 1
20cmx20cm

Acrylic on Paper

 

RIGHT

 

Precious Little No 2
20cmx20cm
Acrylic on Paper

 

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Currently Working at Backlit Studios
Ashley Street, Sneinton.

 

 

© 2018 Carole Hawthorne proudly created in collaboration with mollymaria