"Carol Robertson’s paintings remain firmly rooted within reductive abstract conventions. Although she doesn't seek to confirm or record the way the world looks, her work is never disconnected from it. Her current work has moved away from previous architectonic motifs of circles and stripes towards a more informal relationship with landscape, architecture, nature and the environment. Throughout her career she has chosen to use the square, rectangle and circle for their ideal power, for their aesthetic beauty."
Carol Robertson was born in Berkshire in 1955 and graduated from the Cardiff College of Art in 1978 before undertaking a Masters in Fine Art at the Chelsea School of Art. She works primarily as a painter and printmaker. In 2005 she won first prize in the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition. She was Research Fellow in Painting at Cardiff School of Art & Design from 2003 to 2008. Her work has been exhibited extensively internationally, most recently in Japan, USA and Austria. Since 2001 she has been a Returning Fellow at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in Ireland. In 2012 she was artist in residence at the Kunstgarten in Graz, where she has made 3D objects for the first time. Robertson mounts a major exhibition of her new paintings and prints with Flowers Gallery in New York in autumn 2012. She lives and works in London and is married to fellow artist Trevor Sutton