"There is an uphill trail that leads from my back garden into the forest on the edge of the village. This mountain walk, which I've done hundreds of times, has become an endless source of inspiration over the past few years. It's an easy way to connect with nature, to absorb the atmosphere, solitude and wildness of the forest. The more I learn, the more I'm intrigued by the intelligence of trees, their symbiotic community and how their fabric mirrors our own human ecosystems. A connected, communicating system. They speak to each other in kinship; there is forest etiquette, they suffer in isolation and they nourish and heal their neighbors. Creating this series of paintings is my way of deepening my own understanding of and communication with the forest, allowing myself to listen and inviting the viewer to experience the same".
Caroline Fay is an Irish artist based in Upstate New York. She holds a BA degree in Fine Art, Interdisciplinary Studies and attended the Art Students League of New York where she studied figurative drawing, painting and portraiture in the atelier tradition. In 2016, she was chosen to exhibit in the London Irish Art Exhibition, Westminster Abbey, which celebrated some of Ireland’s great artists. She has won multiple awards for her work which had been exhibited in Ireland, London, France and New York. Her work is represented in public and private collections in Europe and in the US.