About the Artist
Carol Dewart PAI RSW
Born - Scotland 1957
Educated - Dumbarton Academy
BA (Hons) in Drawing and Painting, Glasgow School of Art, 1981
Winner of Emmy Sachs award / received a John and Mabel Craig Award
Postgraduate year, Drawing and Painting, Glasgow School of Art, 1982
Awarded Travelling Scholarship
During my time at Glasgow School of Art, I also studied Embroidery and Weaving for one year under the guidance of Chrissie White and Hannah Frew Patterson.
In 1998, I was commissioned by Dumbarton District Council to create a wall hanging and related paintings for the refurbishment of the Denny Civic Theatre, Dumbarton.
Louise Annand Award (Glasgow Society of Woman Artists 2018)
Elected R.S.W (2017)
Armour Award (Royal Glasgow Institute 2016)
Paisley Art Institute Diploma (2015)
GSWA Special Award (2015)
Bessie Scott Award (Paisley Art Institute 2015)
Artist Surfaces Award (Paisley Art Institute 2013)
Jan Bruce Award (Glasgow Society of Women Artists 2013)
Concept Art Award (Paisley Art Institute 2012)
Texture, pattern and light are the key elements in my paintings. By changing any of these factors a painting can be constantly evolving with little variation in the actual subject matter. The introduction of a specific texture or pattern can define the mood of the painting. Add light to the equation and a simple composition can have many different facets.
Although I trained in drawing/painting, I also spent a year studying embroidery and weaving. By integrating both disciplines my work can hopefully develop in many directions.
I particularly like to work in watercolour and gouache because of the purity of the medium. It is direct, lively and very free. These qualities take you on a journey and often the outcome is nowhere near the original starting point.