John O’Carroll

The Cornwall born artist has spent most of his adult life working and exhibiting abroad in America, Holland and Egypt. He spent the last 23 years working as an archaeological illustrator in the Dakhla Oasis in Egypt’s Western Desert. There he developed his own version of an ancient art technique, which combines layers of natural pigments with layers of wax. The result is a series of paintings that analyse different aspects of light, space and elements of his natural surrounds.

Exhibition Highlights

Collections (other than private):

Artworks Available

Cornubia Series II
Pigment, gesso, resin on panel with steel frame
120 x 120 cm
Cornubia Series: Sea Rocks
Pigment, gesso, resin on panel with steel frame
160 x 120 cm
Zephyr Series
Pigment, gesso, resin on panel with steel frame
160 x 64 cm
Breath Series
Pigment, gesso, resin on panel with steel frame
120 x 90 cm
Breath Series II
Pigment, gesso, resin on panel with steel frame
120 x 90 cm
Breath Series III
Pigment, gesso, resin on panel with steel frame
120 x 90 cm
Sahara Series
Pigment, gesso, resin on panel with steel frame
160 x 64 cm
Breath Series: Works on paper
Charcoal, paint and pen
70 x 46 cm
Breath Series IIII
Pigment, gesso, resin on panel set in a brass frame
120cm (d)
Cornubia Series
Pigment, gesso, resin on panel with steel frame
120 cm (d)
Breath Series: Works on paper
Charcoal, paint and pen
70 x 46 cm
Cornubia Series: Atlantic
Encaustic, mixed media
120 x 120 cm
Cornubia Series III
Pigment, gesso, resin on panel with steel frame
120 x 120 cm each panel
Sahara Series: Works on paper
Charcoal, paint and pen
70 x 46 cm
Cornish Icon
Pigment, wax on slate
80 x 30 cm each