Colour and texture define Carole’s work. Her pictures tell a multitude of tales, each one a result of the artist’s own free spirited style and the viewer’s idiosyncratic response to her work.
There’s a deep sensuality at play in Carole’s work. It’s there in the fluid lines of her life drawings, in her love of primal colours and in her unforced relationship with the rural landscapes that increasingly feature in her canvasses. If the mark of an artist is the extent to which his or her work evokes a response from the viewer, then Carole Shubotham’s journey from painstaking draftswoman to provocative expressionist is one that’s been well worthwhile.
Look at her Burren landscapes and see the heathery grape, the autumnal gold and the peat brown hues spring to life; glance at her life drawings, particularly of the female form and relish her celebration of an essential, life-giving force. Carole’s work glories in the journey, not the destination: in that step into the unknown, where bold imagination holds sway and where, as Paddy Kavanaghreminded us, ‘life pours ordinary plenty’.