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Carry Akroyd

Society Membership:

Society of Wildlife Artists
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Biographical details:

1953 Born Obtained a MA Fine Art from University of Northampton
1997 Founded Northamptonshire Open Studios
Curated a variety of exhibitions for artist groups
Served on the Society of Wildlife Artists Council


Artist's statement:

My work is about landscape, usually the intensively cultivated arable farmland, where I focus on the wildlife surviving on the margins.


Exhibitions:

Solo Exhibitions:
2008 ‘Works on Paper: Drawings, Monoprints and Paintings’ Dolby Gallery, Oundle
2007 Linocut Illustrations, John Clare Nuneaton and Bedworth Museum & Gallery
2006 Shandy Hall, Coxwold, Yorkshire
2005 ‘John Clare: of Nature’s Powers & Nature’s Spells’, London Wetlands Centre

Group Exhibitions:
2008 ‘Fi Fi Fo Fum’, Hexham
2008 ‘Four Printmakers’, Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk
2008 ‘Birds, Books and Bookbindings’ Chapel Row Gallery, Bath
2007/08 ‘Natural Inspirations’ and ‘One of a Kind’, Byard Art, Cambridge 2007/08 ‘Originals’, Mall Galleries, London
2007 ‘Monoprints and Multiples’, Slimbridge Wetland Centre


Method of working:

My starting point is direct drawing in the landscape, though my work is usually about colour. I am primarily a printmaker, mostly with screenprinting. I combine monoprinting methods and photostencils, to test the dynamic between planned intentions and spontaneous reactivity in building up an image; the interface between the deliberate, the impulsive and the accidental. I change media regularly to keep my practice fresh, so I paint and draw with a variety of materials and venture into other forms of printmaking such as etching and relief printing. I usually have a number of works on the go at once, and am only really happy when there is a ‘queue’ of ideas. I have done some illustration work, mostly with linocuts. I only do commissions if it is something that I am really interested in doing.


Scholarships, Awards, Prizes:

‘John Purcell Paper Award’, Originals


Publications:

‘Sky Full of Starlings’, by Stephen Moss, Aurum Press, 2008
‘The Great Fen’, by Chris Gerrard, Langford Press, 2006
‘The Shepherd’s Calendar’, by John Clare, Carcanet, 2006
‘Good Food Stories’, by Tony Hodgson, Shepheard Walwyn, 2006
‘The Wood is Sweet’, by John Clare, The John Clare Society, 2005
‘Fields Away’, by Sarah Wardle, Bloodaxe, 2004
‘Aig an Oir’ and ‘At The Edge’, by Robert Burton, Langford Press, 2005
‘Sound Barrier’, by Maura Dooley, Bloodaxe, 2002
‘Stonehenge Complete’, by Christopher Chippindale, Thames & Hudson, 1997
The Sea, Greenpeace, 1994
Barnwell, by Paddy Kitchen, Hamish Hamilton, 1984


IMAGES
Image from Carry Akroyd

Fen Fox

Mixed media on paper

70cm x 100cm

Image from Carry Akroyd

Pink River

Serigraph

70cm x 100cm

Image from Carry Akroyd

Fenlife

Linocut

30cm x 20cm

Image from Carry Akroyd

Swan Ditch

Serigraph

30cm x 20cm

Image from Carry Akroyd

Two Hares

Mixed media on paper

30cm x 50cm


 
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