Drawings & Prints



slimbridge final print 111217 for checking copy

Slimbridge New Ground, opposite Awre putcher racks, charcoal on paper – print available


View across to Garden Cliff from Popes Hill (private commission) 

NOTE: if you want to know about my work as a visual arts producer, mentor & writer visit Flow Contemporary Arts.

New Essay about the figure in the landscape, historical references and contemporary thinking.

I have got my hands on a 360 Degree camera and have some fab snow pics. See blogpost for more….and a link to video. And more pics here. Includes pics of the church, you may like to support the Church Bells Appeal.



Maybe it’s because you’ve seen the original photo on the Bells Appeal Website. I took it for the appeal a year or so ago. This year, as part of a wider project, I decided to do a 2-metre wide drawing, inspired by the photo, which I am now donating to the appeal for auction. We’re not sure how or when yet, any suggestions are welcome. We could do an auction of artworks by other Newnham artists? Or an auction of promises? Contact me with ideas!


Aust, under Severn Bridge – original sold, prints available

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Beachley, under Severn Bridge – original sold, prints available

“What a fascinating and enriching exploration. The glimpse of your drawings makes me want to draw. Your text makes me want to walk to a river. The panoramic horizon makes me want to think far deeper and further than ordinarily.” Anthea Nicholson, author

EXHIBITIONS  &  map of locations where you can see some of these works.

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  Purton Hulks opposite Purton Railway, chalk and charcoal on paper – original sold, prints available

Find out more about the Purton Hulks here. 

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Putcher Rack at Awre, framed, chalk and charcoal on paper – original sold, prints available

Listen to Alan Knapp describing putcher fishing in this soundscape of the Severn on the A Forgotten Landscape website.

Newnham Church

Original available unframed: Newnham Church to Arlingham – chalk & charcoal on paper, 2 metres wide. Edition of 25 of 1 metre versions available 

Information about Newnham Village here and Old Passage here.

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Original available (this is digital photo of the original): Looking across from Shepperdine to to Stroat, with Oldbury Power Station behind the cottage on the left.  Charcoal, chalk, pastels, watercolour & ink

newnham ferry 18th may

Original available (this is digital photo of the original): Newnham on Severn, nr. the ferry.  Charcoal, chalk, pastels, watercolour & ink

pleasant stile pair download from website bw

Original available: Pleasant Stile – Arlingham.  Charcoal (framed). chalk, pastels, watercolour & ink. Edition of 25 giclee prints 400cm x 300cm available.

purton railway downloaded from website bw

Original available (this is digital photo of original):  River Severn, West Bank, Purton. Charcoal, chalk, pastels, watercolour & ink


 The River Severn . Charcoal, chalks, pastels on paper 2017 – original sold, prints available

stroat download from website 2 bw

Original available (this is digital photo of original):  Stroat, opposite shepperdine Charcoal, chalk, pastels, watercolour & ink

I’m working on new drawings constantly, mostly depicting places either side of the River Severn in Gloucestershire. Read about the historical context of how these works have evolved, over some 20 years, here. These are black & white photos of original works and, as such, are different to the actual drawings. To view them larger, click on images and they will open a new page. To gain a sense of scale, go here. They all measure approximately 75cm x 25cm.

The images shown are photos of the original work where stated (mostly in frames or in context). They have a wider tonal range and are more subtle than black and white digital. Due to the large scale of the originals, they are better represented in this way. Others are black & white digital prints, photographs of the original artworks modified for editioning, not the actual artworks.

Close ups, showing detail:

I’m delighted to say I have been awarded a Grants for the Arts to pursue the next stage – a publication – about the drawings, the River Severn and this fascinating landscape.

artist cv carolyn black August 2017