Carry Akroyd


A painter and printmaker, Carry has lived most of her life in rural East Northamptonshire. Her interest in the landscape draws on many levels of fascination: history mainly, also geology, botany and wildlife. She is drawn to the nature of the unlabelled countryside trying to survive alongside agribusiness. Carry walks around whichever area is of current interest to her, accumulating sketches and visual notes, trying to take in all sorts of information which, later in the studio, are distilled into the final image. Carry enjoys working in different media; a subject will sometimes demand to be treated in a certain way or go through many processes. The use of colour is instinctive. Sometimes it just has to be pink. Carry is also a ‘John Clare nut’, and over the last 8 years has produced a series of images relating to the work of the ‘Peasant Poet’. Recently she was commissioned by the John Clare Society to illustrate a new paperback selection of his poems, “The Wood is Sweet”, for which she made over 50 linocuts. 4 Luddington in the Brook Peterborough PE8 5QU carry@carryakroyd.co.uk www.carryakroyd.co.uk