Carol’s paintings are available for sale, and some of these are shown in the Painting galleries. Carol also undertakes commissions of wildlife in the client’s preferred medium, eg, pastel, watercolour, acrylic, oil, ink, or mixed media.
Carol lives and works in Edinburgh at the Dovecot Studio and regularly travels to Africa to study, sketch and photograph wildlife in its natural habitat. Carol has enjoyed using natural papers sourced from a workshop in Burnie, Tasmania for depicting a collection of paintings and sketches inspired from the unique wildlife of Western and Southern Australia.
Currently she is working on commissioned pieces, before she continues to develop her sketches and memories from an outstanding field trip to South Luangwa National Park in Zambia. Some of these African wildlife paintings will feature in a mixed exhibition at The Torrance Gallery, in their Edinburgh Festival Exhibition, which will take place from 29th July – 26th August 2017
Travelling Companions, Pastel on elephant dung paper
Cute with Claws, Pastel on Wombat dung paper
Explorers Against Extinction are mounting a wildlife art exhibition, Sketch for Survival at The Royal Geographical Society in central London for one week and will also be show casing the artwork on a live on-line auction. For further details: www.explorersagainstextinction.co.uk Carol is donating ‘Chilled Black Rhino’, to Sketch for Survival to help Rhino conservation.
Also ‘Enough for Two’, below to support Sketch for Survival to help The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.
Both ‘Chilled Black Rhino’ and ‘Enough for Two’ have been painted on elephant dung paper using coffee, gouache and ink.
Carol has contributed to, and supported, a number of wildlife projects in Africa and the UK, including The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF). Carol has joined “Artist Helping Cheetahs”, and donates 20% of any sale of cheetah artwork to CCF.
Fragile Existence, Signed Limited Edition Giclee Print (now available)
‘Pride and Joy’ was one of seven cheetah paintings, which were included in Carol’s ‘Brush with the Wild’ exhibition. 20% of sales from cheetah artwork was donated to The Cheetah Conservation Fund.
The sale of ‘Kora’ (above), painted in coffee with gouache on elephant dung paper, in Carol’s ‘Brush with the Wild’ exhibition, was donated to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.
The ‘Pangolin’ watercolour was in the ‘Brush with the Wild’ exhibition and Carol was able to donate its sale to The David Shepherd Wildlife Fund’s Pangolin Project Programme.
There are two books available showing collections of Carol’s paintings, Under an African Sky and Brush with the Wild.
These can be specially obtained by contacting Carol Barrett at The Dovecot Studio, 2d Dovecot Road, Edinburgh EH12 7LE