Title of Piece:
Garden for Pleasure and Remembrance
Artist:
HILES, Carol
ID Number:
2933
Acquisition Number:
715
Acquisition Number (Sub):
0
Cost:
Additional Information:
Artist Notes:
Carol Hiles has been painting parks for nearly a decade. Her pictures are not topographical records, but draw upon motifs and backdrops taken from diverse places around Cardiff, Newport and Penarth. Sudden rushes of texture like the blowsy blossom of a bank of roses or the curlicues of an iron bench form sporadic punctuation in a field of green and grey. Somehow, Hiles’ pictures capture the essence of these places oddly balanced between artifice and nature, dullness and adventure. She sees her objects almost as performers on a stage. She says, The fusion of reality and invention continues to intrigue me, to act as an echo of the contrivance and gloriousness of gardens.
Town:
Treforest
Location of Art:
University of South Wales (Oriel y Bont)
Buyer:
Dr Peter Wakelin
Medium of Art:
oil on canvas 1991
Dimensions:
109.0 x 129.0 (F), 100.0 x 120.0 (U)
Year of Purchase:
2002
Copyright Notes:

Carol Hiles