Soliloquoy: Carol Swain

Exhibition dates: 4 December 2020 to 10 January 2021

Swain Carol, Soliloquoy, 2020

In this body of work, I convey my perceptions, thoughts and experiences as I walk through the natural environment, connecting to my inner poetic dialogue with the landscape around me.

I spend time walking in the bush in the Campbell Creek area Castlemaine exploring the colours, abstract/organic shapes, space/s and textures; taking photos and sometimes sketching. Back in the studio photos are reinterpreted in Photoshop and free hand drawing before translating onto the canvas through the physical act of oil painting. I occasionally draw with pencil and conte crayon directly onto the canvas.  The natural environment becomes an overall experience as I move through, each moment revealing another aspect.