Carol Tyler, Painter
Experience is of paramount importance in my work and I need to be physically involved in the source of my imagery. Through walking, drawing and writing, ideas build upon these encounters and become a passion.
By being involved in this way with the things that inspire me, the paintings become equivalents for the experiences through their marks and layers of paint. I often break my imagery up into different areas to suggest the way in which we get to know a place - the gathering of information to build a whole picture.
I am drawn to the patina, traces and remains of my subjects - how age reveals history. I layer, distress and repaint the image until I have dug out the content I am looking for. A piece of work is finished when it looks old rather than new - when I recognise it for the first time.
Having visited the remains of Guisborough Abbey in the summer to make the preliminary drawings for the new imagery for the 2012 ‘Along the Danube’ festival, I became fascinated with the ruins, stone work and general atmosphere of the place.
It all fitted in with what I respond to most. So I was thrilled to find that a new passion quickly developed and I have spent the last few months visiting Abbey and Monastery ruins around Yorkshire - there are a lot: Fountains, Rievaulx, Byland and Easby to name a few. I also discovered ancient floor tiles and medieval wall paintings in churches and so all this information is currently being absorbed and new work is beginning to arise….
St Mary’s Church, Lastingham, by Carol Tyler
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St Nicholas’ Church through Guisborough Abbey, by Carol Tyler
St Hilda’s Church in Danby Dale, by Carol Tyler
St Oswald’s Church and sea at Lythe, by Carol Tyler
Harwood Dale, by Carol Tyler
Icon of St Hilda, by Carol Tyler
Carol’s CV can be downloaded in PDF format here.
Frank Harrison, Photographer
My work here offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to combine my love of the North York Moors with my love of chamber music-one of mankind’s greatest creative achievements. It is important to let the subjects-the landscape, churches and people-speak to you rather than impose yourself upon them. So, when working for example on a church interior, I first spend time in silence listening to what the space, with its echoes of eternity, has to say to me. I also recall the music which I have heard played there. I then tend to work quite quickly-I find that pressure helps the creative process! The task of doing justice to the landscape and buildings, the wonderful music and the outstanding level of musicianship is a marvellous never ending journey. It is a privilege to play a part in the realisation of Jamie’s beautiful vision which I know touches many at a profound level.
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