Carole Bury

Today I went over to Prema Gallery in Uley, Gloucestershire, to see Carole Bury’s solo exhibition.

Carole works with drawings, paper and stitch to create beautiful artwork. Her work is subtle often using a monochromatic colour scheme and white on white. She is inspired by nature, countryside and birds. She works a lot with feathers exploring three dimensional structures of white paper and white thread, sometimes picking out detail in gold leaf.

I have always loved the tactile qualities of stitch on paper and Carole does this so well.

The actual gallery is an amazing space. An octagonal room with lots of natural light. Carole’s work makes it a calm space to be in. Her work is displayed almost continuously around the room telling the story of the seasons. Even though there is very little colour she has captured the soft, dense snow of winter and energy of spring.

She also has tables set out in the middle of the room where she is continuing her practise. I always love to see the work behind the final pieces. It tells a story of how the work is developed. There is always something raw, energetic and experimental this type of work.

We couldn’t help ourselves and purchased one of her drawings to take pride of place in our living room.

This exhibition is well worth a visit.