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Caroline Watson

1st October - 12th November


'I work from imagination to create my own poetic vision of the world. Over time, I have developed a number of themes and characters, largely with origins in childhood, memory and dream imagery. My subject matter reflects my interest in, myth, folklore, history and  magic and my characters express both the light and darker sides of human nature. At the root of my painting is a fascination with the human condition. I am particularly drawn to extraordinary people with special gifts and I frequently use archetypes for their powerful symbolism. Many of my characters are heroic or villainous, ambivalent and capricious. My recent paintings explore the world of the puppet as a microcosm of our own, the colourful characters expressing both the best and worst of our natures.'