'The Illusion of Perception' - Goldpoint, Silverpoint, Shell Gold, Pen and ink and Acrylic on paper. The work is roughly half-way through.


                           'From a spectrim of tones,

                            in hues of diversity,

                            the artist models city life.'

                           From 'Reflections'

                            (c) Heather Carol 2019


I  am currently exploring working with Metalpoint. Metalpoint is the art of creating marks on a prepared surface with metal wires.  A number of metal can be used, but the most popular is Silver, which led to the popular name for this technique - Silverpoint.

I am currently working on two series of work using Metalpoint (I use Silver and 9ct gold) - one in monochrome and one in colour.



                                              Pen and Ink and Acrylic on Claybord.

                                              30cm x 40cm

                                        This painting is both a general statement about the challenges facing disabled people, and a very personal one. I have portrayed my hand painting other elements of the work in order to show that some difficulties can be overcome. (more about this in the section - About the Artist).

                                        The paintaing has layers of symbolism including the Heron, which symbolises Determination, and Silver Birch which symbolises New Beginnings.

                                        This work was created on Claybord which is hardboard covered with layers of pressed clay. This is an archival surface and allows textures to be created by engraving into the clay surface.

                                         The coloured images have been created using transparent Acrylic glazes so that each layer enhances and shows through the previous layer. The pen and ink stippling work within the piece (such as in the detail of the face) shows through the glazes.


30.5CM X 45.5CM

Pen and ink, coloured pencil and shell gold

on watercolour paper.

Sappho's words reach through time to inspire new creative work.

In this piece I have used Sappho's words as inspiration,

exploring both heady euphoria and the darker side of love.

This piece is a study of the many facets of love,inspired by

the words of a Ancient Greek poet, and infused with my

experiences within modern society.