Carole Rochester Middleton

Attended Penwith College Foundation Course in Art and Ceramics 1998 – 2001
Member of St Ives School of Painting.
Gallery Assistant at Tate St Ives 1999 – 2012

Working with and influenced by many of the talented artists at Tate St Ives; I was one of a team that established and maintained the installations of notable artists such as Jim Lambie, Anthony Gormley and David Nash.

I enjoyed Life drawing in my early years, now with Lerryn Art Society East Cornwall, I focus more on the colours and imagery of wild moorland landscapes and the evocative energy of the sea.
Bosullow Moor (which in Cornish means ‘great bowl of light’) is in West Penwith and a favoured area of mine for inspiration. It is a prehistoric land where the sea wraps around the tip of Cornwall and creates light and reflections which constantly change the colour and mood of the landscape.

I have recaptured scenes from memory of walks on Bosullow with my lively Irish Setters (alas, not so young and bouncy now!)  When painting I like to mix acrylics to create my own palette of vivid colour and try to capture those two especially magical times – dawn and dusk – when daylight first grabs and then releases its hold over our land … Cornwall, which I love.