Carol Forbes

Abstracted lines and shapes in blue, yellow, red, and black on a textured pink background.

Pink Plot, 2023, acrylic on canvas


About the Artist:

Carol Forbes is a Peterborough-based painter whose work is abstract, and process driven. Mixing fields of colour with gesture and line, she uses a variety of media to create her evocative compositions. With no prior conception of the finished work, each mark opens new possibilities. She is guided by intuition, a sense of adventure, and a delight in the visceral experience of working with the materials. As a work evolves, the process becomes a delicate integration of spontaneity and restraint. Originally from Nova Scotia, Carol has lived her adult life in the Kawarthas. She studied art at the Haliburton School of Art and Design, after teaching psychology for many years at Fleming College.

“Abstraction is what intrigues me, mostly for its ability to evoke inner connections and responses to colour, shape, and line.” — Carol Forbes


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Studio image of a large, shared studio with an easel and tables set up to work.

Studio: Shared location with Donna Bolam, Shelley Brown, Theresa Morris, Carol Forbes, and Nancy Simmons Smith










Studio Location: Tour Stop 3 – Room 17

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Selections: 39th Annual Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour

Stephanie Ford Forrester, Northland Harmony, 2022 textile, painted cotton & batiks

Carol Forbes, Malachite & Strawberry, oil on canvas

Carol Forbes | Between the Lines

Oct 29, 2022 to Jan 15, 2023

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Jenny Kastner, Haze, acrylic on canvas

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Installation view of KAST Selections exhibition. From Left: Paul Nabuurs, Bronson Smith, David Hickey

Jane LowBeer, String Theory, 2015, monotype on paper, 22" x 28"

Selections: 36th Annual Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour Exhibition

Left: Leanne Baird, Forest Light, 2020, acrylic on canvas; Right: Victoria Wallace, Silhouette Series: #10, 12, 20, 21, 2019, encaustic, ink and oil pastel

Regular Hours: The Art Gallery of Peterborough is OPEN Wednesday to Sunday from 11 am - 5 pm

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