Carol is a London based oil painter specialising in portraiture.
She paints and teaches from her North London studio.

Carol's work has been  exhibited with The Royal Society of British Artists,The Royal West of England Academy and The Society Of women Artists.Carol was also shortlisted for the Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize in 2015.She paints in a style that has been described as painterly yet realistic,both colourful and descriptive.

Her portraits often incorporate personal objects and references requested by the sitter,creating a collage of thoughts,a narrative that reveals the sitters very self.Carol’s theatrical work features actors from the London stage set in their dressing rooms.Theses portraits capture actors in the process of transition from self to character revealing actor,character and production in one painting.They are a study of the artistry of character acting,a privileged glimpse into a private moment.

Carol's work is a mixture of commissioned and self generated projects. She is an established teacher of portrait painting and offers classes from her studio in North London.

Galleries

A selection of Carol’s portraits and drawings can be viewed in the galleries below. Take a look also at her highly successful Vintage Days Collection and her recent collection of Flora and Fauna paintings.

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Latest news & blog articles

N22 Open Studios 2018 - Collage Artspace 3, September 28th -30th, 40 Cumberland Road N22 7SG.

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I will be opening up my studios to the public as part of the  N22 Open Studios on the weekend of the 28/30th September 2018.All are welcome. Please note that I have moved studios this year...

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The Pain and the Pleasure of Moving Studios

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I have recently moved from my much loved studio of almost fifteen years to a new studio a few minutes away from my old one.The experience of moving was immensely hard work but at the same...

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The Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries,London, March 21st - 31st 2018

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I am delighted that my painting 'Anna's Story' has been selected by the Royal Society of British Artists for their Annual Exhibition March 21-31.This exhibition combines work by established...

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Ashurst Emerging Artist Gallery Winter 2018 Exhibition - Ashurst Emerging Artist Gallery, London. Jan 15th - March 31st 2018.

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I am delighted to have my portrait  'Felicity' included in this group exhibition of selected artists from previous years Ashurst Emerging Artist prize shortlist and Winners.  this...

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Commissioning a Portrait

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People often say to me that they would love to commission a portrait but they simply don't have the time to sit and the commissioning process is complicated isn't it? Well not really. It is...

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N22 Open Studios - Chocolate Factory, Wood Green – Sat. 23rd to Sun. 24th September 2017

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Carol Tarn's studio (Studio 18, 2nd floor, Chocolate Factory 1) will be open to the public on Sat. 23rd/Sun.24thSeptember 2017 (Private View Friday 22nd) as part of the Chocolate Factory's...

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