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Carol Haigh is a Canadian west coast artist. She lives on Saltspring Island in the Gulf Islands of British Columbia where she has resided since 1955 when her family emigrated from England.
Carol’s paintings are regarded as high realism. She is best known for her seascapes and sailing images of the west coast although her work has also been influenced by visits to the South Pacific, New Zealand and Australia.
Carol is a self taught painter. During the last thirty years she has worked with various media but now chooses to paint mainly in acrylic. Her finely detailed images capture a clarity of light and colour which she achieves by building up multiple layers of thin acrylic washes. She has also developed a technique of dry brushing which enables her to create subtle gradations of colour, particularly in her skies.
Carol’s paintings clearly reflect her connection to the sea. From early childhood, her life has revolved around the ocean. As a teenager she sailed across the Pacific through the South Sea Islands with her parents and sisters on board their forty foot trimaran “Tryste II”. Carol has had a few boats since then and brought her children up to also love the sea. Her interest in sailing remains strong. Much of the inspiration for her paintings comes from sailing her classic boat “Korari” around the local waters and exploring the beaches and islands close to her home.
Since 1992 Carol has held numerous solo exhibitions of her original paintings in Ganges on Saltspring Island. She has also participated in group exhibitions in Ganges, Victoria and Sidney, B.C. Her paintings, silkscreen prints, limited edition prints and giclees can be found in private collections around the world