January 10, 2019
Carolyn was recently commissioned by The Spectator Magazine to illustrate a Christmas short story by Susan Hill in the current issue on the newsstands in the UK, Canada, the USA, the Euro Zone and beyond.
Click here to view the online version of the story titled, “The boy who dreams: A Christmas short story by Susan Hill”
December 19, 2018
Carolyn has an exhibition of paintings, drawings, printworks, collage, sculpture, and mixed media exploring the ongoing experience of life, past and present along with inspired possibilities for the future at Gallery 286 in London.
Carolyn writes, “My art is not just a form of creative expression. It’s a form of exploration. It’s a way of being. I consider it my job, as an artist, to look for beauty, grace, magic, and wonder everywhere. This gives me a sense of purpose and helps keep me in touch with my gratitude for what is. It reminds me that the miracle of life is something to celebrate, document, and preserve. It helps me stay fresh, new, alive in the moment, awake to elements that might otherwise go unnoticed or forgotten. It helps me to accept and appreciate life on life’s terms, to find hidden treasure in both breakdowns and breakthroughs.
I am fascinated by the subject of consciousness, the ongoing experience of being alive and how this relates to the past, present, and future, of human beings being human on the planet. Humanity is most definitely a work in progress. It is important to keep learning and to ask questions. I am continually in the process of developing wisdom, clarity, and discernment. I choose to align myself with love, light, grace, beauty, truth, magic, and humour as much as possible. I choose to be present, awake and in the now as much as possible and wherever I go. I really don’t want to miss a beat out of the extraordinary adventure that is life.”
The exhibition runs October 9 to October 31, 2018.
For further information contact Jonathan Ross: Phone 07747 807576 or email: email@example.com
October 15, 2018
THEATRE OF WOMEN is an exhibition of a series of limited edition hand-coloured etchings and collages. A number of these prints are based on a series of earlier works inspired by Simone de Beauvoir’s classic, The Second Sex. With these prints Carolyn processes and integrates her personal experiences and observations into her art with the message that gender equality issues are as relevant for women today as ever.
The show runs from January 30 to February 18, 2018. There will be a private viewing on Tuesday, 30th January from 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm., otherwise viewing is by appointment.
Chelsea Arts Club
143 Old Church Street
January 26, 2018
A toast to the New Year! We’re looking forward to what lies ahead. Illustration by Carolyn Gowdy.
January 10, 2018
Here is a link to special Christmas 2017 issue of The Spectator Magazine. Carolyn has illustrated the Christmas Ghost Story by Andrew Michael Hurley. You can see the story and Carolyn’s illustration here.
May 4, 2017
These are two of Carolyn’s recent handcoloured etchings.
Girl with Eye and Seashell
Carolyn is presenting a solo exhibition of her ongoing project ‘pOeM pEoPle at the Seaside’ during her residency at the Aldeburgh Beach Lookout & Arthouse in Aldburgh, Suffolk, UK from 6 June to 20 June, 2015.June 8, 2015
Radical Illustrators was a one-off issue of Illustrators Magazine No. 38 edited by George Snow and Robert Mason and published by the Association of Illustrators in England in 1981. This groundbreaking issue of Illustrators Magazine captured a moment in the art of illustration when young reactionary illustrators were rejecting the straightforward narrative approaches of the popular mainstream press and breaking new ground with radically new visual styles that have long since become the norm in illustration.
Contributors to Radical Illustrators included Edward Bell, Sue Coe, Georgeanne Deen, Catherine Denvir, Terry Dowling, Blair Drawson, Robert Ellis, Carolyn Gowdy, Anne Howeson, Rod Judkins, Andrzej Klimowski, Stewart Mackinnon, Robert Mason, Shinro Ohtake, Ian Pollock, Liz Pyle, Brothers Quay, Sol Robbins, Christine Roche, George Snow and Jake Tilson.August 14, 2013