Carol McDermott – fine artist

Each painting is a journey and inspiration comes in many forms; nature, metaphysics, music, literature, popular culture, urban, graffiti and everyday life. My process of painting is spontaneous and instinctive. 
I love colour and combinations of colours which intrigue me, each having an effect on us in subtle or copious ways; healing, energising, calming, uplifting or poetic. 
My paintings can be thickly painted, textured or with thin washes and sometimes words or graffiti. With the use of stark contrasts and crude or sophisticated mark making, giving a raw emotive energy.

Recently I’ve been working on a series of faces, incorporating mixed media with gold leaf, however I’ll always have a longing for landscape.


1990-2004 Public Galleries

1990-91 South London Art Gallery

1992 The Cutting Edge exhibition, The Barbican, London

1992-93 Peterborough Museum

1993 Kings Lynn Arts Centre
Renaissance Exhibition, Gray Art Gallery & Museum Hartlepool.

1996 University Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne

2003-05 William Howard Arts Centre, contemporary artist exhibition,
2004 Craftsmen at the Priory, Lanercost

1990-2007 Private Galleries

1990 Westminster Gallery, London

1991 Natwest Contempories, Natwest Hall, London

1991-97 Christopher Hull Gallery, Knightsbridge, London

1992 Beaumanor Hall, Leicestershire

1992-94 Spectator/ Adams Art Competitions- Sotherbys,
London & Fruit market gallery, Edinburgh

1993 Laing Landscape Competition, Mall Galleries, London and The University Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne

1994 Chatton Gallery, Wooler

1994-98 Clayton Gallery, Newcastle upon tyne

2001-07 FarmiloFiumano C21 Art, London

2005 Art on paper Fair, Royal College of Art, London

2005-06 Gossipgate Gallery, Alston, Cumbria

2006-08 The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London

2008-10 Fiumano fine art, Hyde park, London

2008 Manchester Art Fair

2009-10 Farmiloe Fine Art, Kings rd, London
2010 ‘Capturing Nature’, three woman show at Fiumano Fine Art,

20/21 International Art fair, Royal college of art, London
Edinburgh Arts festival, Fiumano fine art

2011 Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead, London

2012 #twitterart exhibition, Norway

2012 Chelsea Arts Fair, London

2012 ‘opening show’ Creation Fine Arts Gallery, Beverley, Yorkshire

2012 Summer show, Fiumano Fine Art, London
2012 Affordable Art fair, (Fiumano Fine Art) Hampstead Heath, London

2012 Christmas show, Creation Fine Arts, Beverley, Yorkshire

2013 Summer Salon at Whistle Art stop, Northumberland

2013 Waiting for Perseus, solo show at Creation Fine Arts Gallery, Beverley, Yorkshire

2015  Mixed Exhibition, Berwick Watch Tower Gallery, Berwick Upon Tweed

2016 Spring Exhibition, Gallery Number Three, Carlisle

2017 Christmas Exhibition, Gallery Number Three, Carlisle

2017 Cathedral Cafe, Carlisle2017 C-Art Exhibition, Cumbria

2017 Abstract Gallery, Brampton, Cumbria

2017 Rheged Gallery, Penrith.

2017 live painting in the old quarter, Carlisle.

2017 C-Art at West Garth Cottage, Cumbria

2017 Collaboration with Fumar music, art happening in the North Peninnes

2018 Two Artist exhibition at the Front Room gallery, Brampton, Cumbria

Carol McDermott Art

Various collections in the UK, USA, Canada & Australia, Paris/France, including The Lord and Lady Heseltine,  Lady L. Browne,  Vic Ware OBE, Prof. Tom Wilson and Dr Nyra Wilson, City & Guilds Institute, London, Adams & Co, Edinburgh, Savoy Hotel, London.

1988-1991 City & Guilds of London Art School. Sponsored by Christies Fine Art Auctioneers.

“Carol McDermott is a lyrical painter, inspired by the beautiful wild county side of Cumbria. Whether she is painting an abstract or representational landscape there is a poetical almost pantheistic harmony to her compositions, like her fellow Cumbrian Landscape artist the late Winifred Nicholson she is a fine colourist. Her palette is a subtle one , she uses earth colours and fresh primary colours to perfectly describe the wild flowers and grasses in her paintings.

Caroline Farmiloe Fine Art. ”