The Mill-Race.

“Derelict” oil on canvas 39cm. x  52cm.

We walk though old farm yards. Past roofless stone cottages. The ruins of the old mill at the waters edge. How busy it must have been in this place once upon a time. We cross the river over the footbridge.  Just we  two.


Author: David Carroll - Visual Artist

David is a contemporary artist using many types of media to create abstract artwork. Born in 1947 in North Wales, he migrated to Australia in 1970 with his wife and children. After many years working in the electrical trades, David went on to further his education, graduating from Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW. with a Bachelors Degree of Visual Art (Honours). David and his wife, now great-grandparents, live in the Northern Rivers region of NSW. where David works in his studio most days. His abstract artwork is inspired by memory; not so much to depict specific events but rather, to reflect emotional situations that are infused by present moments of recollection. In recent times, after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, his work has taken a new and positive direction. His 'Elemental Representions" use colour, form and symbolic motifs, to create a personal visual story line.

3 thoughts on ““Derelict.””

  1. I love this. The painting alone and then with the words. A sense of sadness or wistfulness combined with the lively colors. Some the opposition enhances. Just great, I think.


    1. Thanks for the comment Claudia. As you may know it can be a little daunting to put work on line for all to judge, especially when the work may challenge the viewer. I also find that writing about each image helps to resolve it for me and also inform the viewer about my abstract paintings. It is rewarding to know that others appreciate what I do. Comments like yours encourage me to carry on. Thank you.

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