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 exhibition in February/March 2020 at the Donald Watson Gallery in The Scottish Ornithologists’ Club, East Lothian.
‘Prey and Predator’
Sketch for Survival 2019
Touring and Online Sketch for Survival Exhibition/Auction by Explorers against Extinction, from September to November 2019. The tour will have a grand finale event at The Royal Geographical Society in London, Thursday 14th November. The Online auction concluding 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 will be donated to this year’s Sketch for Survival Exhibition, and a mounted original done in acrylic and ink of twin baby elephants, ‘Rare Event’
Sketching in the Luangwa National Park in Zambia
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.
‘J’adore’ ~ Watercolour & Gouache on elephant dung paper.
The cards, in aid of the Project Luangwa, will have this logo on the reverse of the card.
‘Sketch for Survival’
Carol teamed up to be part of Sketch for Survival 2018 with other professional artists and celebrity supporters.
Explorers against Extinction raised over $58,000, hitting their targets for the main conservation projects: $50,000 to dog anti- poaching unit in Garamba NP in Democratic Republic of Congo & over $8,000 for Sumatran Tiger Project to help safeguard its future in Indonesia. Also $2.500 was given to Sheldrick Trust, DSWT. More details go to Conservation page.
‘Attentive Guardian’ ~ Coffee & Gouache on elephant dung paper
The above painting of a young calf with its mother was one of four artworks donated to the Explorer’s against Extinctions ‘Sketch for Survival’ 2018 Online Auction.
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.
‘Saddle-billed Stork’ ~ Watercolour & Gouache
‘Clan Queen’ ~ Spotted Hyena, Watercolour