Carol Douglas is a York based artist. A life-long affection for art led her to enrol on York College’s Art Foundation Course in her mid-60s, beginning a career as a Painter.
For many years Carol’s artistic expression has been channelled into her personal art collection and the aesthetics of her domestic surroundings. Her style is heavily informed by the work of John Bratby, a kitchen sink painter. As the name suggests, he would paint images of friends and family surrounded by the detritus of domestic life. She has always admired artists such as Rose Wylie and Philip Guston, who produced seemingly unstructured images, using the flat plane and ignoring the rules of perspective.
Her final project at art college was named ‘Domestic Objectivity’ and this theme has continued throughout her practice. She uses acrylic on canvas and paints with small rollers which create for her the flat surfaces she requires. Although occasionally attempting to introduce primary colours to her work, she is always drawn back to an understated, earthy colour palette.
Carol Douglas won the Art and Design Lifelong Student of the Year Award 2018. Now aged seventy, she has work in galleries in York, online galleries in London and is collected by interior designers and collectors.
“I am inspired by Outsider Art, Art Brut and Folk Art.”