Many of will know of Stella's 'Artist's Garden' Plot 10, Hill Close Gardens, Warwick. Here she has created a garden over nearly 30 years, applying regenerative gardening practices supporting wild nature in all its forms. With mature topiary, natural flora, British weeds and eclectic found sculpture this garden she has created is a core subject of her painting.
Whilst she exhibits nationally, Warwickshire Arts Week is an opportunity for Stella to show her smaller experimental drawings, prints and paintings at accessible prices on home turf.
2023 THE PIE FACTORY Margate. At The Waters Edge
2023 THELMA HULBERT,GALLERY Devon. Paradise Found.
2022 COLESHILL NATIONAL TRUST Wiltshire. Concrete Castles
2022 NORWICH CATHEDRAL Trees and the Sacred
Born in Liverpool in 1962, Stella Carr studied at Liverpool John Moores 1979-80 and Kingston School of Art 1980-83 Whilst practicing as an artist in London she trained in Horticulture with Charlotte Molesworth at Balmoral Cottage Benenden and Collingwood Ingram’s garden (1984-88) Awarded a Kew Gardens scholarship she spent 3 months painting endangered ecosystems in Brazil in 1989.
Over the past 35 years, Stella Carr’s work has assumed many forms, from paintings, public art and installations, horticulture to printmaking and writing. Whatever medium, she is fundamentally exploring the relationship between nature and humans with an ecological voice.
Work is held in many private and public collections in the UK and internationally. These include; Jardins de Metis, Quebec, Kew Gardens, Arts Council England, Warwickshire County Council, Warwick District Council, Leeds City Council, British Waterways, The Miners Union, The Valeni Estate, Romania, The National Trust.
"I paint ecology as feeling within a landscape, responding in layers to the way the visible and invisible are linked and co-create a distinctive biodiversity specific to each place. My painting language of repeated forms and patterns are symbolic, communicating the idea of 'worlds within worlds', that we are all connected and there is no separation between us and the natural world"
Selected media; Woman’s Hour Radio 4 , BBC Gardner’s World, The Royal Horticultural Society’s Journal, front cover & article