Artists > Josette Carroll
After retiring from her post as Principal of the
Peterborough Dyslexia Institute in 2007, Josette fulfilled a long standing
ambition by signing up for a course in Fine Art at New College Stamford. In
2010 having completed the course, Josette graduated with an honours degree in
Fine Art from Lincoln University.
Josette has exhibited her work in France, London, Leicester, Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire as well as in her home county of Rutlandshire. Inspired by her degree course Josette’s work includes, abstract and representational painting, collage, sculpture and watercolours. As well as oil paint, acrylics, water colours and gouache, Josette uses various kinds of salvaged packaging material, also ‘found’ objects in her work.
Her abstract paintings are conceived when her spontaneous ideas are set down on canvas, creating unique images that reflect her mood at the time. Her work encompasses a diverse range of processes and styles often incorporated within a single painting.
Josette’s influences range from the Bauhaus school, Russian constructivist / suprematist art of the early 20th century and Abstract Expressionism such as Kandinsky, to more contemporary sculptural artists such as Keiffer, and Schwitters.