About & Contact

I’m a self-taught, disabled, visual artist. My practice involves travelling into surreal landscapes and mythologies using watercolour, dip pens, textiles or clay. Each material adds a different dimension. There is a lot of whimsical animism in my work created by the ink layers I add to the watercolours. Always working from an automatic process with no planning or sketching, which allows a purely instinctive play, my hand dances in all directions adding the marks, forming the clay or laying the stitch.

Art allows me to travel in ways I no longer can due to being mainly housebound. There is flow and energy and movement, everything my disability has taken away. My work has a deeper message of disability to portray and I sit at the intersection of a number of barriers to the mainstream art world, something I'm passionate about disrupting through my work and collaborations.

Should you wish to purchase any work for my Energy Drawings contact Jennifer Gilbert at info@jenniferlaurengallery.com.
For enquiries for all other works please contact me directly at caramac22@hotmail.com with a clear title so I don't miss your email. I'm also open to discussions around collaborations, commissions and exhibitions.

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Contact:
caramac22@hotmail.com

3-6 March 2022  Outsider Art Fair, New York, Jennifer Lauren Gallery

27 Jan - 21 April 2022  'Another Space Within' Group Online Exhibition, Outside In

18th Jan - 18th March 2022 'Labyrinth' The Void Collective, Sharp Gallery, Brixton

November 2021 Podcasts for Working Class Women's Website with Charlotte Cooper and Marina Raven White

October 2021 Commissions for Working Class Women's Website

September 2021, Research work acquired for The Mental Health Museum, Wakefield website

August 2021 Winner of The College of Psychic Studies summer competition. Work acquired for their permanent collection

July 2021, Shapes & Patterns in Creativity, group exhibition, Yellow Edge Gallery, Portsmouth

May 2021 Accepted into Working Class Women Artists' North West Chapter

May 2021 The Void, art collective formed, 4 women artists, mainly housebound

April 2021 Podcast guest on The Art Newspaper, discussing disability, art and pandemic

September 2020, Flow Collective formed, 5 women artists who face significant barriers

May 2020, Make It Work, Talk at Sussex University

April 2020 Outside In, Artist of the Month