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. Almost always working from an automatic process with no planning or sketching, 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 changing through my work and collaborations.

Should you wish to purchase any work, please contact Jennifer Gilbert at info@jenniferlaurengallery.com.
Or do feel free to contact me directly at caramac22@hotmail.com with a clear title so I don't miss your email. I'd love to have discussions around collaborations, commissions and exhibitions.

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Contact: caramac22@hotmail.com

Exhibitions

2022 Outsider Art Fair, New York, Jennifer Lauren Gallery

2022 The Dove - A Sign of Peace and Hope, European Outsider Art Association, Virtual

2022 Recollections May Vary , Group Exhibition Mental Health Museum, Wakefield.

2022 Another Space Within, Group Online Exhibition, Outside In

2022 Labyrinth, The Void Collective, Sharp Gallery, Brixton

2021 Shapes & Patterns in Creativity, Group Exhibition, Yellow Edge Gallery, Portsmouth

Grants/Funding


2022  Granted a DYCP from the Arts Council, England. Exploring mixing physical and digital art, researching accessibility within the arts.

Competitions

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

Podcasts & Talks


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

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

2020, Make It Work, Talk at Sussex University

Other


2021 Commissions for Working Class Women's Website

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

2020 Outside In,  Artist of the Month