Grounded in connection with nature, Carina Prigmore’s instinctive approach to landscape sets her apart. I’ve often watched people in the gallery gravitate towards the inner stillness of her paintings. As they journey into the landscape, their expressions mirror recognition of the unique Cairngorm light, memories of place that imbue calmness and serenity. Carina’s work expresses what so many of us seek outdoors: a reconnection with nature and the reassurance of balance in natural cycles of renewal. The holistic experience and physical sensations of being in the landscape are communicated in subtle hues, emotional shifts of temperature and mark making. When immersed in the landscape, we can simply be. It is an experience of freedom and connectivity unlike any other.
Born in Sweden (1973), Carina studied Art and Design at the University of Wales, Cardiff and Conservation Biology at Aberdeen University. The disciplines of painting and science converge in heightened awareness. Observation of the natural world and the effect of humanity upon it is often communicated in statistics, but perhaps a stronger call to protect and restore ecosystems is to be found in art. Carina’s paintings are quietly powerful in that... more