Carl recently came to national attention when he reached the semi-finals of the Sky Arts 'Landscape Artist of the Year' with his painting of Fountains Abbey, Ripon. Having already established a reputation as a highly collectable fine artist, with his extraordinary ability to portray light and movement, this latest national exposure has resulted in Carl's paintings being in high demand from both UK and international collectors. Carl paints on board and canvas using acrylics and oils. He can often be seen sketching and painting 'en plein air' in his home city of Lichfield; something that facilitates his great ability to capture a fleeting moment in time and convey a sense of place; blurring the line between abstraction and the figurative. 'I try to find the beauty in the everyday; striving to find a balance between representation and an instinctive response to the subject.'