Creative Kernow, based at Krowji, is the umbrella organisation for the following projects. Together we support the production, promotion and distribution of work by creative practitioners in Cornwall because we believe in creativity's transformative power and want more people to benefit from it.

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Ella Carty

‘Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes’ – Walt Whitman

I have always wanted to say this out loud.

I am a painter who investigates my own experiences of the world.

I want to show the odd quirks of the human mind. I am interested in the task of representing emotion and making images out of feelings. This is an instinctive, experimental process, reacting to what happens during the making of the piece.

I am interested in:

Describing a process of perception, discovery and regeneration.

Spitting out paint and matter as I go along. A messy and rewarding process and something that keeps me endlessly satisfied.

Creating layers of associations from scavenged sources.

A slurry of art history, of physical landscape and emotional encounters and all the fictions I have constructed in between, especially the fictions I suppose.

I like the idea of other possibilities underneath layers of paint.

Liquid pools of cobalt blue stubbed out by crimson or layers of spectre grey. In this sense I come from a long line of painters obsessed with paint itself. Its smeariness and smell seduces me.

I rarely have a plan. I want to be surprised.

I studied Art Foundation at St. Albans College of Art and then went to Cheltenham College of Art to study BA(Hons) Fine art: Painting. I have been a practicing artist since leaving University, living and working in Oxford, London, Hertfordshire and Cornwall.

Find out more about past exhibitions and approach here.




Studio W21
Main Building
West Park
TR15 3AJ