Carole Bury: Paper Textiles, Drawings and Oil Paintings revealing a love of nature, particularly seascapes and seabirds.
Carole Bury lives and works in a small village high in the Cotswolds. Carole regularly exhibits in Cheltenham.
Carole is well known for her quiet, thoughtful drawings and her Constructed Textiles made from Tissue Paper, containing imagery of animals and seabirds.
Investigative and preliminary drawings and paintings about Flocks of Seabirds diverted Carole from her sewing machine, resulting in a series of joyful oil paintings. An absorbing love affair with oils has begun and each painting naturally leads to the next.
Following a Foundation Course at Cheltenham College of Art (1977-78), Carole studied Fine Art Embroidery at Manchester Polytechnic (1978-81). On moving to London in 1981, she was quickly involved with Fibre Art and the 62 Group of Textile Artists; In 1984 she was invited by the British Crafts Centre to be part of a Paper Exhibition, which sealed her long lasting passion with paper. She was recognized with her first one woman show in 1985 at the Anatol Orient Gallery, opening on the eve of her leaving for Papua New Guinea. Where she lived and worked for 3 years, with her husband, at the National Arts School in Port Moresby.
For the past 13 years Carole has been based in Gloucestershire where her surroundings of woodlands and open vistas inspire her. Her drawings are expansive and contain inner dialogues finding solutions that are easily transposed to the Paper Textiles. Her work has been included in many group Exhibitions including several times at the RWA. Carole has strong links with ‘Nature in Art’ in Gloucester and has demonstrated for them at Art in Action on two occasions.
Her Paper Textiles are to be included in the 2015 Wildlife Artist of the Year Exhibition.
Website : www.carolebury.com