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. The exhibition’ is entitled ‘Kindred Spirits’ and will be held at the Donald Watson Gallery, The Scottish Ornithologists’ Club, Aberlady, East Lothian EH32 0PY
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Drawing on the banks of the Luangwa river
Sketching in Zambia’s South Luangwa NP
Painting in her Dovecot Studio
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
Detail from ‘The Sacred Valley Pride’
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 is an example of one of cards. Further details about Project Luangwa and more examples of the cards can be found on the conservation page.
‘Travelling Companions’ ~ Cape buffalo and Yellow-billed Ox-pecker
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.
A framed original watercolour of an African Wild dog, ‘Tribute to Newky’ ~ Painted Wolf, by Carol has been donated to this year’s Sketch for Survival Exhibition.
The online auction URL is: https://explorersagainstextinction.irostrum.com/