In Nature is an exhibition of paintings mainly in acrylic which includes small and miniature wood panels of nature in close-up of leaves, fungi, flora and bees displayed in a glass case. The work has evolved from visits to parks, gardens and wooded areas throughout Scotland, many in Edinburgh, where Carolyn often draws in sketchbooks. The artist aims to capture fleeting movement, pattern, light and shadow, with colour and composition of key importance. She is attracted to mysterious corners and slightly overgrown pathways, suggesting an element of fantasy.
Carolyn Burchell was born in Edinburgh where she has rented a studio at the Wasps location in Dalry since 1996. She studied Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art in the 1980s to post-graduate level and from 2009-10 at Glasgow School of Art for a Master of Research.