In the last year of her life Carolyn expressed the wish that a Retrospective exhibition be held of the paintings she still had. Her friend Gilly Wyatt Smith was asked to curate this and to ensure that proceeds from sales were given to the Sue Ryder Hospice at Leckhampton Court, Cheltenham, where Carolyn received generous and compassionate treatment.
Although she sold well in exhibitions during her lifetime, a great number of paintings, drawings and sketches had accumulated in her portfolios over the years of her work as a professional artist. It was with delight that Gilly discovered many gems among them, now framed or mounted for sale in the Retrospective show. Carolyn was a colourist of repute and sought her subjects in many countries although her passion was predominantly for the wild coast of West Cornwall and her beloved Slad Valley.
A Retrospective exhibition was held in the Stroud Subscription Rooms in June 2015. The exhibition proved a resounding success and raised over £12,000 for Sue Ryder!
The remaining paintings from this collection are now available from the Day Centre at Leckhampton Court, Church Road, Cheltenham GL53 0QJ, telephone 01242 246274, email:firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be more paintings by Carolyn to be seen when Gilly has had time to sort and select them - and the website will then be updated with a new section. For any enquiries about further work, please contact email@example.com Tel: 01736 786425