I trained professionally as a textile designer at Chelsea School of Art and completed a Master of Philosophy in constructed textiles at Middlesex University. I worked freelance and taught Art & Design at various colleges in and around London before setting up my own business in 1993. The company supplied computer aided design technology, training & consultancy to the clothing industry for over 20 years.
In recent years I decided to return to working by hand and now develop ranges of figurative, semi-abstract and abstract artwork and mixed media with lots of experimentation. This includes drawing, painting, mixed media and these are sometimes combined with various printmaking techniques.
I am inspired by a vast range of visual stimuli such as light, pattern, movement and form; I love the decorative and illustrative arts, as well as visual effects that are just plain interesting, quirky and sometimes deeply intricate & darkly chaotic. I have an endless and lifelong fascination with colour and texture. Mixing colour using pigments instead of mixes of light using CGI is both interesting and adds another dimension to my work.
I continue to attend classes in technical drawing & painting as well as life classes & life sessions. I exhibit as often as I can and undertake commission work. I run creative workshops on a regular basis inspiring people to develop their own interests & artistic style. I often visit national exhibitions & enjoy the wide variety of artwork & creative styles to be seen.
I have won two national textile design awards (see Awards section) and I am a published author (see History section)
I lived in London for 30 years before moving to Cambridgeshire in 2003 and now live near Huntingdon.
Qualified Designer – Textiles & Constructed Textiles, Chelsea College of Art and Middlesex University
Qualified Researcher Middlesex University
CGI Trainer Clothing & Textile industries 1991 - 2005
CIEH Professional Trainer certificate
Co-author CAD in Textiles & Fashion Blackwells Publications 1991
Lecturer 1981 to 1989
BTEC General Art & Design Diploma - Colchester Institute and Braintree College
BA Degree - Design, Textiles and Fashion, Middlesex University, Ravensbourne College & Medway College of Design
Distinction, Society of Designer Craftsmen
Winner Courtaulds and Leeds Textile Design competition
Winner of the 4th International Exhibition of Miniature Textiles.
Foyles Gallery, London
Commonwealth Institute, London
4th International Exhibition of Miniature Textiles that completed a two year world tour
L'bidi Gallery, Abbots Ripton 2017/2018/2019
Life Drawing group, Buckden
Cambridge Open Art Exhibition 2016/2017/2019
Impington Village College 55th Annual Art Exhibition 2016
Cambridge Open Studios 2015/2016
Exhibitions at St Neots Museum 2016/2017/2018/2019
MMContemporArt Sale, Granchester 2017/2018
Life Lines, Life drawing exhibition at St Neots Museum 2019
All images on this site copyright Caroline Dewar 2021