Carol Dewart was born in Scotland in 1957 and was educated at Dumbarton Academy. She gained a BA (Hons) in Drawing and Painting from Glasgow School of Art in 1981 and was winner of the Emmy Sachs award and also a John and Mabel Craig Award.
She then undertook a Postgraduate year in Drawing and Painting, at Glasgow School of Art, graduating in 1982. She was subsequently awarded a Travelling Scholarship.
During my time at Glasgow School of Art, I also studied Embroidery and Weaving for one year under the guidance of Chrissie White and Hannah Frew Patterson. In 1998, I was commissioned by Dumbarton District Council to create a wall hanging and related paintings for the refurbishment of the Denny Civic Theatre, Dumbarton.
Member of the Paisley Art Institute and winner of the Concept Art Prize (Paisley Art Institute 2012)Awarded the Paisley Art Institute Diploma (2015)Winner of the Bessie Scott Award (2015)Winner of the Artists Surfaces Prize (Paisley Art Institute 2013)Winner of the Jan Bruce Award,(Glasgow Society of Women Artists 2013).
Texture, pattern and light are the key elements in my paintings. By changing any of these factors a painting can be constantly evolving with little variation in the actual subject matter. Just as our own clothing can define our mood, the introduction of a specific texture or pattern can define the mood of the painting. Add light to the equation and a simple composition can have a lot of mileage for an artist.
Although I trained in drawing/painting, I also spent a year studying embroidery and weaving. By integrating both disciplines my work can hopefully develop in many directions.