Painter, draughtsman and printmaker who studied at Glasgow School of Art, 1960–2, and Edinburgh College of Art, 1978–82. Carey produced richly coloured works with a dream-like quality, as in her solo exhibition at Castle Gallery, Inverness, in 2002. This was inspired by the poetry of Jamie Ingles, the text of which was engraved into the frames or drawn onto the angels depicted. The art critic Clare Henry wrote about Carey’s “journeys of imaginative splendour releasing a torrent of dark riders, moon creatures, eagle-headed figures, androgynous guitarists, tattooed musicians – all night hawks captured in rich dark tones”. Carey won many awards, including the European City of Culture “Woman 2000” first prize, 1990; British Council Grant for research in Mexico, 1992; and an Anne Redpath Award, 1996.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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