Caroline Fellowes

Caroline Fellowes was born in Belfast in 1949, and was educated in Ireland and England. She studied art history and the restoration of lacquer and painted furniture in London and worked on the restoration of Erdigg House in North Wales for the National Trust.

In 1975 she moved to France, where she built a passive solar house/studio and studied with American painter Douglas James Johnson (a pupil of Robert Motherwell) and with surrealist Julien Levy. Several solo and group exhibitions in France, Ireland, Sweden and the USA followed, and she also received many prestigious portrait commissions.

Her work process usually involves employing paint and drawing, printed and collaged photography, with found objects and images; visual and textual references often alluding to memory, time and nature may be involved too.

2014 brought a new source of expression and inspiration with the series AVM (Animal, Vegetable and Mineral) - strange “landscape” photographs of the many layers laid down by wind, heat, cold, rain, condensation, calcium deposit and animal tracks on panes of glass. This new work received high praise from Francis Hodgson, the Financial Times photography critic on his blog. Fellowes’ work is in many private collections around the world.

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