Carol-Ann Doran

Poppies
A4
Pastelmat
Polychromos Pencils
Reference Pixabay

Bio
I am a 62 year old housewife and Great Grand Mother who loves to draw and do other ‘crafty’ things. I have been drawing since I was old enough to pick up a pencil. I have never had any formal art training and didn’t draw anything for 40 years whilst working, bringing up a family and all that.
I picked up (graphite) pencils again about 6 years ago after being made redundant. I very soon picked up a set of coloured pencils and have been hooked ever since. I now do a few commissions and draw mainly for pleasure.
I am inspired by the natural world and I try to project the beauty I see or feel onto the canvas. With each new piece I try to learn something from it and strive to do better each time.

Publications:
In 2018 my work was featured in Ann Kullberg’s Color Magazine
In 2019 I was asked to write a ‘Step by Step’ tutorial for Ann Kullberg’s Color Magazine


Awards:
2017 – I got a 1st place award for ‘Paint my Tutorial’ challenge hosted by Ann Kullberg’s Color Magazine. The painting was a rendition of Amy Lindenberger’s Bay Horse
2018 – I got a 1st place award for a Combo Challenge hosted by a Facebook Photographers/ArtistsGroup. The painting was of Lancaster Bombers flying over the Derwent Valley
2019 – I got a 1st place award in a ‘Flowers’ competition hosted by Uart and UKCPS. The painting was ‘Cherry Blossoms’ Also in 2019 I got a 1st place award in an online competition hosted by CPCAU. The painting was again ‘Cherry Blossoms’


Gallery representation:
• ‘Moonlight Dahlia’ RBSA Gallery, Birmingham
UKCPS Open Exhibition

 

Ring Tailed Lemur
9x12 inches
Pastelmat coloured with black acrylic
Polychromos White and Derwent Artists White
Reference Pixabay

Cherry Blossom
Size 9x12 inches
Pastelmat
Polychromos Pencils
Reference from Pixabay

Lilacs
A4
Pastelmat
Polychromos Pencils
Reference Pixabay

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