Carol Schofield

Wide landscapes in oil painted en plein air, life study photocollage, watercolour illustrations for childrens books, watercolour sketches, ink and wash sketches, willow lantern making.

After 10 years of life study I use my own texture photographs of natural materials – stone, woodbark, water – to re-create life drawings in photocollage. Writing and illustrating children’s stories, I hope to delight children with the Derbyshire landscape which has inspired me to go out and paint. Oil painting outdoors has its problems, but it brings a life and immediacy to the painting, supplemented by watercolour or ink and wash sketches to finish paintings in the studio. I have collated sections of panoramas painted outdoors in Derbyshire, Orkney and Connemara to represent the mountain and coastal views I enjoy. Much time this year has been spent working, sometimes with local school children, to create displays of bird and animal lanterns for the Parkwood Springs lantern festival. Weather permitting, I hope to display some larger lanterns outdoors – including the Parkwood Deer and the 9 metre fiery dragon.

Open days

  • Saturday 5th May
  • Sunday 6th May
  • Monday 7th May (Bank Holiday)

Studio location

175 Shirecliffe Road
S5 8XA

About this studio

Ground floor studio with one step. Paintings displayed in 4 rooms. Photocollage, watercolour illustrations and willow work will be ongoing.

  • This studio has disabled access

t: 0114 272 4499