Carolyn Earlam



Most of my work is developed from direct landscape studies, either drawings and paintings made en plain air or my own photographs. I am interested in the ways different media and techniques can be used to evoke atmosphere and a sense of place. I have been particularly inspired by many visits to the islands of the Outer Hebrides. My recent work is developing a greater focus on the elements of colour, line and pattern and becoming less representational.

I studied Fine Art at Newcastle University and then taught art and design in schools and further education. My research into self-assessment in art and design led to an M.Phil in Education at Newcastle University. I worked as an Advisory Teacher in North Tyneside and Newcastle, and then as Inspector for Visual and Performing Arts for Durham County Council. In 2005 I completed an MA in Fine Art at Sunderland University and have been painting full time for the past eleven years