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Carolyn Gilsenan Artist and Printmaker

I studied Graphics and Illustration at Wimbledon School of Art and worked in design and publishing for many years, in and around London.

In 2002 we moved to the Lake District where the stunning view from our windows of Morecambe Bay and the Lakeland peninsulars inspired a series of monoprints. I found printmaking an exciting and effective way to capture that moody and unique wilderness. 

On our return South in 2006, I was delighted to find that the same printmaking techniques work equally well with the softer, gentler landscape of the South Downs and the flat, marshy seascapes of the harbours of Sussex and Hampshire. I am continually experimenting with new ideas and techniques to capture elements of the English Landscape through this flexible and exciting medium.

I paint using all types of media, and I enjoy working with the human figure sculpting in clay. 

Exhibitions

The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal 2005
Printfest2006, Ulverston, Lake District Cumbria. 2006
Printfest2008, Ulverston, Lake District, Cumbria. 2008
Southsea Open Studio 2008.
FirstSett Printmakers 2008, The Gallery at Bedales, Hampshire.
Portsmouth Open Art Exhibition, 2008/9
Highdown Vineyard Gallery, West Sussex, 2010                                                                           Oxmarket Gallery, Chichester, (mixed media paintings) 2015                                                             Show Off, Tidy Street, West Sussex (Sculpture) 2015                                                               Sustainability Centre, East Meon, Hampshire 2016