Found in the Fields
Friday, 23rd February 2018, 7:45pm
St Peter's Church
Church Street, Oundle, PE8 4AL
Carry Akroyd is a locally based painter and printmaker whose images examine the relationship between wildlife and the farming landscape, but are just as much about colour and composition.
This event will celebrate Carry’s work and the publication of her second book. At its core is her lithograph series 'Found in the Fields', sixteen images incorporating words from the poet John Clare, a recurring theme in her work. In her painting and printmaking Carry portrays landscapes both familiar and re-imagined, finding wildlife and nature around the margins of agribusiness. Throughout, her enjoyment of colour and sense of composition combine productively with her eye for bird life and botany. This book brings together the persistent threads in her work over a period of years, revealing through the range of media employed all the motifs that evolve as her own personal symbolism for change and continuity in the countryside.
Her work has been displayed in solo show and mixed shows around the country and she displays annually at the Natural Eye Exhibition in London with the Society of Wildlife Artists. "Found in the Fields" is a series of lithographs launched at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh during the 2011 Festival, and has since toured numerous venues and will be coming to the Yarrow Gallery in Oundle in March 2018.
Come along and find out more about this talented and dynamic artist in our midst.