Carolyn Fels is a female artist born in Australia, currently working in Australia.
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Fels works by creating contrasts of patterns made of simple circular shapes and lines, and dark highlights and lightly coloured backgrounds. A varied impasto surface complements these graphic aspects of the pictures, adding to their meditative unity. Simeon Kronenberg has written that the ‘canvases, although in some ways formal, geometric and ordered nonetheless express, through variations in surface, colour and ’imperfections’, or indeed ‘eccentricities’, something more than classical calm. At the core is a determination to represent emotional states and constant humanist values.’

Carolyn Fels has an extensive exhibition history in a career that has spanned over four decades. She has presented solo exhibitions at a number of local galleries including Michael Wardell Gallery and Span Galleries, King Street Gallery in Sydney, as well as group and touring exhibitions throughout regional Australia. Fels has also been presented with several important awards, including the ANZ Visual Arts Fellowship Award, the Keith and Elisabeth Murdoch Traveling Fellowship and the John McCaughey Memorial Prize. Her work is represented in major public and private collections throughout the country, including the National Gallery of Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria, the Phillip Morris Collection, the National Australia Bank Collection and most recently the collection of the La Trobe University Art Gallery.

Anna Pappas Gallery in Melbourne, Australia