Carol Robertson

French Paintings


Page Count:96
ISBN:978 94 90673192
Publisher:Peter Foolen Editions
Dimensions:23cm x 16cm
French Paintings

Robertson was an MA student at Chelsea School of Art in 1980 when she first met Sutton: he was a Senior Lecturer in Painting at Chelsea. They married in 1985 and they live and work in London. Both are abstract artists but each has distinctly different aesthetic sensibilities. They travel extensively together and have actively sought artist residencies that take them away from the urban intensity of London to more remote rural locations. In 2013 Sutton made a book titled Trevor Sutton - Irish Paintings based on over a decade of residencies at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in County Mayo, on the north west coast of Ireland. It is interesting to compare the response to a wild Atlantic coastline and its volatile weather with the rolling hills and southern climate of the Midi Pyrenees. Irish Paintings and French Paintings apply the same concept of relating location and environment with the formal language of geometric abstraction.