MAYSTON, Carol

1958 - ?

Carol Mayston

As Carol A. Marjoram, she marred at Ipswich in 1978, Michael J. Mayston and paints under the name of Carol Mayston, she is the mother of Alison Mayston [q.v.]. Educated at Claydon High School near Ipswich and engagement adviser for the Regional Flood and Coastal Committee at Environment Agency Ipswich from where she retired in July 2019. Carol is a self taught artist, initially working in watercolours, combining different methods of blending and masking the paper and paint but developed her work into mixed media to give her the use of a wider range of textures. Carol draws her inspiration from the natural world with walks along the coast, with the ever changing light of the sky on the sea, stormy seas and the patterns etched by the water as the waves gather, break and dissolve into the shore. She is developing her work by using different materials, blends of homemade paper, acrylics, pastels and more recently homemade silk paper to include in her artwork and by using acrylics and the paper she can get the curves, texture and motion of the sea into the picture. She makes her paintings more interesting by using elongated, thin shaped canvasses, and by grouping canvasses together to create a triptych. She is a member of Suffolk Open Studios.