CARRY AKROYD

5th – 21st February

Many of the pictures in this exhibition show a freedom of expression after concluding a long period illustrating the Tweet of the Day book last year.

A painter and printmaker, Carry has lived most of her life in rural East Northamptonshire. Her interest in the landscape draws on many levels of fascination: history mainly, also geology, botany and wildlife. She is drawn to the nature of the unlabelled countryside trying to survive alongside agribusiness. Carry walks around whichever area is of current interest to her, accumulating sketches and visual notes, trying to take in all sorts of information which, later in the studio, are distilled into the final image. Carry enjoys working in different media; a subject will sometimes demand to be treated in a certain way or go through many processes. The use of colour is instinctive. Sometimes it just has to be pink. Carry is also a ‘John Clare nut’, and over the last 8 years has produced a series of images relating to the work of the ‘Peasant Poet’. Recently she was commissioned by the John Clare Society to illustrate a new paperback selection of his poems, “The Wood is Sweet”, for which she made over 50 linocuts.

Flock and Pylons by Carry Akroyd at The Dolby Gallery Oundle

Flock and Pylons original serigraph

Blackbird Garden by Carry Akroyd at The Dolby Gallery Oundle

Blackbird in the Garden
mixed media

Margin by Carry Akroyd at The Dolby Gallery Oundle

Entry Level Stewardship Margin  acrylic on paper

Bright Landscape Mosaic by Carry Akroyd at The Dolby Gallery Oundle

 Bright Landscape Mosaic  Mixed Media

Kite-n-River by Carry Akroyd at The Dolby Gallery Oundle

Kite-n-River Linocut

 Across the Valley by Carry Akroyd at The Dolby Gallery Oundle

Across the Valley Watercolour

 Hare Pair Lithograph by Carry Akroyd at The Dolby Gallery Oundle

Hare Pair  Lithograph

River Winding Through Green Fields by Carry Akroyd at The Dolby Gallery Oundle

River Winding Through Green  Screenprint

 

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