CAROLINE FROOD N.E.A.C.
Born in 1963, Caroline Frood is a realist painter living in the West Country. She trained at the Royal Academy Schools and exhibits regularly in the South West and London. Her charming work is characterised by her gradual painstaking layering of paint on the picture’s surface to capture the minute and atmospheric detail of surfaces, objects and the natural world.
In her own words:“The works are all painted in oil, from direct observation. Increasingly the main focus is landscape, but the interest is metaphorical. The challenge is to find underlying structure and order in subjects that are often nebulous or chaotic. With landscape everything is in a state of constant flux, due to growth, the weather and seasonal change.The artist is constantly chasing something elusive. However, sitting in a wood or on a hill can be an immersive an awe inspiring experience.
There is a dominant pre-occupation with complex organic forms viewed either in the context of their natural habitat or in the studio.… The passing of time may be evident in subtle shifts of colour as the vegetation browns or greens with the changing seasons. I am drawn to the beauty and diversity of organic forms found both in the garden and landscape. How the objects are presented is like a piece of theatre; the context, compositional arrangement, colour, light and handling of the paint all have a role to play in the finished piece.