Carol graduated from Loughborough University
in 2009 with a degree in Fine Art. Her painting
practice is concerned with her personal response
to elements of the landscape. Each painting reflects
a specific time and place, a moment when she
became particularly drawn to some aspect of her
surroundings. She uses colour, composition and a
range of marks to create an image that reflects both
the visual and emotional elements of her experience.
The work explores the emotional connection that
humans have with water. The benefits of green
space on mental health and wellbeing are well
documented, but recent research (www.bluemind.
me) has focused specifically on the health benefits of
being in close proximity to water. Blue Mind is a term
that has emerged from this field of study, together
with Blue Space referencing the inclusion of water
within planning proposals. This piece presents these
ideas by bringing together the visual tranquility of
water, the neural network of brain function and the
suggestion of an aerial plan.