Name

Caroline Fay

About

Artist Statement

My artwork evolves from a fascination with the human condition, the nature of the mind and nature itself. I am inspired by how we relate and interact with each other, our personal histories, mental factors, roles in life and scars of experience.

My art features a mix of unusual, dark, oppressive, subject matter, inspired by the lesser-known aspects of nature. Histories and behaviors that offer up valuable lessons to today’s society. Creatures maligned and wrongly stereotyped, lay alongside those that are glorified and worshipped.

Considering the real nature of reality, I try to highlight the bruises and freckles of the world we live in through ominous, tragic, magical and beautiful narratives. Maybe through them, we can look beyond the surface of the canvas and think about the human relationship with the natural world and the considerable impact our footprints really have.

Biography:

Fay, originally from Ireland, lives and works as a full time artist in her studio in East London. In 2006, she graduated with a B.A. in Fine Art from Dublin Institute of Technology. She was awarded the Tyrone Guthrie Centre bursary from Cavan County Council in 2009. In 2010, she attended the renowned Art Students League of New York where she studied figurative drawing, painting and portraiture in the atelier tradition. She is available for portrait commissions for both adults and children and tutors successful painting and mosaic workshops for adults and children in London and Ireland. She has since extended her repertoire to painting alluring backdrops for photo and video shoots across London.

Specialties

  • realism
  • drawing
  • portraits
  • murals
  • art direction
  • backdrops
  • wall murals
  • commissions

Skills

  • Portraits
  • still life
  • realism
  • realistic
  • art direction
  • backdrops
  • oil painting
  • drawing
  • commissions
  • wall murals
  • nudes
  • dark
  • colour
  • light
  • figurative
  • macabre
  • environment
  • nature
  • human condition
  • the mind