About the Artist
Carol Atkins is drawn to the panorama of the ocean, beaches and tropical areas and the beautiful palette they offer the artist in her. She finds inspiration in her surroundings, a sub-tropical paradise featuring an array of colours, birds, marine life all set against the constant background of the ebb and flow of the sea.
Born in Perth in 1967, Carol spent much time travelling along the coast with her parents and sister searching for gemstones. She has vivid memories of big skies, red dirt, open spaces and solitude. At eight she moved with her family to Dunedin in New Zealand, and once again was gifted the abundance of picturesque scenery, space and nature to explore. In her 20's Carol moved to Sydney and after trying corporate life, decided that studying and working in natural therapies felt far more natural to her. Carol married, had two lovely children, and moved to Byron Bay.
Carol is largely a self-taught artist, and although she has attended a number of artistic workshops over many years, her greatest tutor has been her own life experiences. She has had some very early success through local art competitions in Northern NSW and her work has proven very popular with local, interstate and international buyers.
I am inspired by nature and the ocean, I love trees and imagine the many stories they hold in their branches and expansive root systems. Nature is a kaleidoscope of colour, sound and feeling. There is always a message in my paintings; a matrix of nature and depth within. My paintings are layering detail offering the viewer both initial intrigue and depth of discovery.
Gallery Beneath, Mooloolaba Sunshine Coast
Retrospect Galleries, Byron Bay
2014- Ocean Shores Art Expo 2014
The Krista Bernard Award
2016 - Singapore Art Fair
2016 - Retrospect Galleries - Group Exhibition
2015 - D'bar Gallery, Gold Coast Solo Exhibition
2015 - Retrospect Galleries - Group Exhibition
2015 - Byron Arts Classic
2014 - Jive Art Gallery Noosa Heads
2014 - Ocean Shores Art Expo 2014
2014 - Byron Arts Classic
2013 - Ocean Shores Art Expo 2014
2012 - Ocean Shores Art Expo
2007 - Byron Bay Brewery Art Competition Highly Commended
Paintings and commissioned artworks - clients in England, New Zealand, USA and Australia.