About this artwork

Rhodes was drawn to painting areas of landscape which are familiar but commonly disregarded, such as service stations, carparks and airports. Her source material included geography textbooks and aerial photographs. Rhodes painted the scenes on smooth boards, giving her paintings a detailed, enamel-like quality that is reminiscent of early Netherlandish pictures. She used muted colours and an even light, which serve to emphasise the effects of any shadows or strong colour added. Rhodes made a deliberate contrast between the small scale, on which she worked, and the often huge area she depicted.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
    Carol RhodesScottish (1959 - 2018)
  • title:
    Carpark, Canal
  • date created:
    1994
  • materials:
    Oil on board
  • measurements:
    51.40 x 44.60 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1998
  • accession number:
    GMA 4208
  • gallery:
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Carol Rhodes

Carol Rhodes