About the artist

Carol Forbes is a Peterborough painter whose work is abstract and process-driven. She studied art at the Haliburton School of Art and Design after teaching psychology at Fleming College and undertaking courses of study in therapeutic counselling. Her work reflects her compelling interest in the multifold and often contradictory experiences of ‘self’.

About the work

Forbes employs a range of media to create her abstract compositions: acrylic paint and mediums, pastels, inks, charcoal, collaged painted papers, as well as oils and cold wax. Moving materials across a surface is a visceral, intuitive practice for her as she mixes fields of colour with gestural marks. As a work evolves, the process becomes a delicate integration of spontaneity and restraint. She responds to what emerges in a series of exploratory encounters searching for both harmony and tension in each piece.