Caroline Watson

Caroline Watson is a Canadian-Scot and a graduate of Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. She now lives and works in Paisley making drawings and mixed material works from her studio in one of the historic mill buildings in the town. She uses the depiction of light and space to convey ideas about our relationship and attachment to place. ‘Always for me, art is about seeking clarity and a way of engaging with the world, working through ideas and understanding.’ These 2 works are part of an on-going series ‘The Walking’ which looks at people’s relationship to and need for nature as it is found in green spaces; back-gardens, parks, woodlands, local trails, within the urban environment. Towns and cities experience the loss of green spaces to development in direct opposition to the developing acknowledgement of the importance of walking and nature for good mental health and well being and environmental sustainability. This has become especially important during the Covid-19 lockdown as people were confined and cut off from direct social interaction and sought out spaces to relax and find comfort from restrictions. A member of the Scottish Centre for Geopoetics, her studio practice includes a developing interest in geopoetics and the re-connection of nature and culture for the betterment of people and the planet . Caroline has exhibited in Canada and Scotland including with Paisley Art Institute (PAI), Visual Art Scotland (VAS) and Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Art (RGI).