Drawing on the banks of the Luangwa river
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 is a committed conservationist and is determined to use her talents to support endangered wildlife wherever possible. She is presently developing sketches done on a field trip to the South Luangwa National Park and Ethiopia in September last year and working on a new collection of paintings for a shared wildlife art exhibition with Graham Catlow, Frances Richardson and two sculptors, Richard Ballantyne and Carol Read, who work collaboratively.
‘Kindred Spirits’ Shared Wildlife Art Exhibition
at The Scottish Ornithologists’ Club,
Waterston House, Donald Watson Gallery,
Aberlady, East Lothian EH32 0PY
Open from Saturday 22nd February until 1st April 2020. Open 7 days 10am – 4pm
Sketching in Zambia’s South Luangwa NP
Painting in her Dovecot Studio
‘Sentience’ ~ Watercolour
‘Young Twiga’ ~ Mixed media
Carol’s paintings are available for sale, and some of these are shown in the Painting galleries. She also undertakes commissions of wildlife in the client’s preferred medium, eg, pastel, watercolour, acrylic, oil, ink, or mixed media.
‘Solo’ ~ Leopard ~ Watercolour and Gouache
Detail from ‘The Sacred Valley Pride’ ~ Watercolour and Gouache
Carol wanted to lend her support to Project Luangwa by giving some of artwork inspired from being in the South Luangwa NP. She has produced a collection of wildlife cards which she has sent directly to Project Luangwa in Zambia where the entire proceeds of their sale will go directly to help the Project out in Zambia. Below are two card examples. Further details about Project Luangwa and more examples of the cards can be found on the conservation page.
‘Baby Steps’ ~ Original painting done in Pastel
‘Travelling Companions’ ~ Cape Buffalo & Yellow-billed Ox-pecker. Original was painted on elephant dung paper using pastel
Sketch for Survival 2019
Touring and Online Sketch for Survival Exhibition/Auction by Explorers against Extinction, opened on World Animal Day Friday, 4th October 2019. The tour had a grand finale event at The Royal Geographical Society in London, Thursday 14th November. The Online auction concluded on Sunday 17th November 2019. For more details click on Conservation page or to view the online auction URL is: https://explorersagainstextinction.irostrum.com/