Alistair Carr has a long-standing affinity with wilderness landscapes and their vast horizons. He has lived and travelled with nomads in some of the planet’s most remote regions, and employed pen and paintbrush to portray the essence of wilderness space and place, but it wasn’t until recently that he started painting and drawing Suffolk's sea and sky; it may be a certain light that inspires a work, or cloud shape, or the sea’s mood, or a twilight spectacle, but each picture has resonated with the artist from deep within. These works often have a sense of the meditative and this creative process is indeed anchored in the sea’s immense horizons.
Alistair sketched his way through the Loire Valley as a young student, had an art studio in Ulaanbaatar, subsequently declined a place at the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts and, after a ten year pause, re-engaged with painting and drawing in 2010. Along the way, Alistair has taken guidance from a number of professional artists including Ian Gregory, Connie Simmers, Namkhaitseren Sanchir (Mongolia) and Maggi Hambling.
Alistair is planning to be in Greenland later this year working on a series of Arctic wilderness drawings and paintings.