Inland landscapes

PAINTER and printmaker Carry Akroyd has a solo exhibition of new work at the Jerram Gallery in Half Moon Street, Sherborne from 10th to 24th October.

Inland is a show of 40 paintings in different media – oils, watercolour, acrylic and mixed media as well as a small amount of her original prints.

Carry’s landscapes are characterised by a soft but vibrant colour palette. Her work has been used to illustrate many book jackets and she contributes the illustrations for the Bird of the Month column in The Oldie.

The work for the new exhibition has taken Carry from her home in rural east Northamptonshire to Dorset, Herefordshire and the Cotswolds. Her focus in these different parts of England is how field patterns change dramatically according to the geology, and a half hour drive will produce contrasting landscapes which are cleverly captured in her work.

While out walking Carry accumulates sketches and visual notes, which later and during lockdown, are distilled in the studio, to make the final image.  Roads and birds are recurring motifs.Some of the works have developed from recording a location to being more about colour and pattern.

Pictured: A hill near the border, Herefordshire; Sundown Fox.