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MEET WADA ART TUBS ARTIST - CAROL DAMERON

15 Apr 2021 9:06 AM | Julia Wingle (Administrator)

Meet the WADA Art Tubs Artist, Carol Dameron.


Carol created a line drawing of the Dali Museum for the WADA Art Tubs Project.


Artist Statement

Did you know our ancestors developed their sense of time by observing the horizon?

I love the horizon line. 

Pulling a long mark straight across the page instantly divides space into sky and earth. I then create all figures and bring that inhabit various terrains.

Figure and landscape allow engagement in the seen and unseen parts of life. Silence emerges through situational and spatial ambiguity to reveal a deeper reality behind the surface of things.

I paint in oil on wood, the original surface for oil paints. Heavy, dense and uneven, it is a natural contrast to the buttery silk of oil.

Typically, I begin with a small black and white sketch, working out the large shapes and finding the image therein. The story gives the composition, the composition the color and the color informs the brushwork. Mixing the entire color palette can take an hour or two. The result is perfectly harmonious color relationships, like a musical chord. Painting includes listening to the sound of the paint.

From singing and playing the piano to finger painting and making illuminated manuscripts, much of my early life was spent in solitary creativity which brought me great happiness. I have continued to try and live in such a manner, as lifestyle influences artistic choices.

By interrupting images through the smearing of paint or turning round objects into partially flat areas, I try to create bridges from one world to another, looking for completeness.

The Venetian painter Giorgione combines worldliness and simplicity by placing strange figures into the Italian landscape- similarly, my narrative work combines academic expertise and finger-painting in conjunction with people, animals and trees talking to each other, an effort to wed the mystery of the inner and outer worlds.


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