about caryl beach


Urban-Impossible Landscapes Series Mixed Media 39″ x 59″

Caryl’s recent mixed media works are inspired by landscape and man-made elements,  abstracted and juxtaposed to create her own imaginary ‘impossible landscapes’ inspired by and in response to panoramic distorted images of the land and sea of the East Coat and West Country. 

For many years, she has documented her experiences in the landscape, which have evolved into a visual diary, a journal, which records and reflects  everyday journeys. Travelling pathways often familiar and occasionally unknown, her work acknowledges an appreciation and acceptance of the transient nature of our world and its simple integrity, with a beauty that lies in imperfection and impermanence.

Caryl is a former fellow of Digswell Arts located at The Forge Digswell Hertfordshire where she is now a print group member.

Caryl is a member of The Wynd Artists Gallery  Cooperative located at The Wynd in Letchworth Hertfordshire.




Church Cove time lapse

The One : time and tide- final cut from caryl beach on Vimeo.

Stream won ‘Best Video’ at Eastern Approaches awarded by Elstree Heritage.


Across St Ives Bay. Mixed Media 50″x60″


MA Fine and Applied Art (Commendation)

2009 University of Hertfordshire England U.K.

BA (Hons) Fine Art

2005 University of Hertfordshire England U.K.

Access Art & Design

2000-2001 Oaklands College Welwyn Garden City Herts England

Art Foundation

Walthamstow School of Art, Walthamstow  East London England.


Solo Exhibitions

2018 April – May 6th –  Women’s Society in St Andrews St Hertford as part of Hertford Art Trail 2018

2018 April –  June 4th – Mixed Media Display of work at ‘Wesleys Cafe ‘ Harpenden Herts

2018 July – Currently exhibiting mixed media work at Bebo Cafe Hertford Herts.

2017 June 6 – July 29th ‘Impossible Landscapes’ Art Van Go

The Studios
1 Stevenage Rd
Herts SG3 6AN

2016 June – Mixed media works at Bebo Cafe Hertford, as part of Hertford Art Trail.

2016 April 1-30  ‘The Simple Act of Walking’ Art Van Go

The Studios
1 Stevenage Rd
Herts SG3 6AN

Tel: 01438 814946

2004 (July) Exhibition Reception and  offices of Fresh Creative Services Charlotte Street London WC1

2001 Film Projection/Installation Media Studios Oaklands College Welwyn Garden City Herts England

Group Exhibitions

2018  September Courtyard Arts Auction Courtyard Arts Hertford

2018 October 13-20 Thin Places Wynd Gallery Letchworth

2018 September 25th Group Exhibition Wynd Gallery Letchworth

2018 June 25th 2018- Group Exhibition at Wynd Gallery Letchworth.

2018 May 30-June 23 ‘Time and Tide’ with Cathy Smale at Courtyard Arts

2018 June 1-3rd Open Studios at The Forge Digswell Herts AL6 0BU

2018 April – Courtyard Arts Open Exhibition Hertford Herts.

2017 October Hertford Art Society 20th Members Exhibition Cowbridge Hall Hertford.

2017 September 23-24 HVAF Open Studios at The Forge Digswell AL6 0BU

2017 September 8  Group Exhibition of Co Operative Members  at Wynd Gallery Letchworth

2017 May Open Studios at Digswell Arts Digswell

2016 November 20th Digswell Arts Open Studio Christmas Sale Digswell AL6 OBU

2016 November  Courtyard Arts Members 20th Anniversary Exhibition at Courtyard Arts Port Vale Hertford Herts.

2016 November  Hertford Art Society Members Show Cowbridge Hall Hertford.

2016 May 21-22 Open Studios Event at The Forge Digswell as part of Digswell Arts

2016 April 8-May 8th Hertford Art Trail my work displayed in Cafe Bebo Hertford.

2015 October 30-November 1 HAS Members Show Hertford.

2015 May 21-June 28th Praesentia group exhibition ‘Encounters’ Parndon Mill Harlow Essex

2014 October 31st-November 2nd HAS 17th Members Show Mill Bridge Rooms The Wash Hertford Herts.

2014 May 10-11 2014 Print works exhibited as part of Digswell Arts Trust Open Studios  Digswell Herts AL6 OBU

2014 April 25th – May 10th 2014.  Three of my unique mono prints to be exhibited as part of Hertford Town Council Art Trail in Peter & Susan Brown Interiors St Andrews Street Hertford and The Castle Hertford.

2014 March Wallace 100 Framed Mono print exhibited in Palace Green Gallery Stable Yard Hatfield Park AL9 5NQ

2013 November 8-10 HAS Members Show at Millbridge Rooms Hertford Herts

2013 November 10th Praesentia’s one day launch of Art Trail for Wallace 100 at Courtyard Arts Centre Port Vale    Bengeo Herts

2013 November 7-21 Art Trail for Wallace 100.Various locations in town centre of Hertford.

2013 September Print Exhibition for Open Studios at DAT Digswell Herts AL6 OBU

2013 June New works installed at Palace Green Gallery Stable Yard Hatfield Park AL9 5NQ

2013 May 5th Open Studios at The Forge Digswell Arts Trust Digswell Welwyn AL6 OBU

2013  (May) Hertford Art Society Open Exhibition at The Cowbridge Halls, Cowbridge, Hertford SG14 1PG

2013 (March-ongoing) Palace Green Gallery  Stable Yard Hatfield Park AL9 5NQ

2012 (December) Eastern Approaches St Albans Hertfordshire (Open Exhibition)

2012 (October) Members Show Hertford Art Society Millbridge Rooms Hertford Hertfordshire

2012 (September) Open Studios at The Forge Digswell Hertfordshire as part of The Printmakers Group.

2012 (September) Open Studios Unit 3 Dicker Mill Hertford Herts SG137AE

2012 (May) Hertford Art Society Open Exhibition Cowbridge Hertford Herts

2012 (March) praesentia at Courtyard Arts Hertford Herts

2011 (December 10- January 4 2012) Hertfordshire Open Exhibition 2011 Museum of St Albans Hertfordshire

2011 (December 7-21) Courtyard Arts Members Show Hertford Herts

2011 (November 11-20) praesentia at Caffe Yum Hertford Herts

2011( April-May) Courtyard Arts Open Exhibition at The Castle Hertford

2010 (December) Open Exhibition @ Margaret Harvey Gallery St Albans

2010 (December) Courtyard Arts Members Show Bengeo Herts

2010 (October) Artists in Residence at Luton Hoo Walled Garden

2010 (September) Open Studios at Luton Hoo Walled Garden Luton Beds

2009 MA Show in Gallery at University of Hertfordshire

2008 Open Studios Unit 15a Dicker Mill Hertford Herts SG13 7AE

2006 Hertfordshire Graphics Gallery Hertford Hertfordshire

2006 (May-August) Art Van Go Knebworth Hertfordshire

2006 (May) Hertford Art Society Open Exhibition

2006 (April) Art Fair Artshed Ware Hertfordshire

2006 (April- October) Ashridge Park Gallery Berkhampstead Hertfordshire

2006 (February) ‘wish you were here’ exhibition Artshed Ware Hertfordshire.

2005 (November) Hertford Art Society Members Show Hertford Hertfordshire.

2005 Passionately Pink Artshed Ware Hertfordshire.

2005 (June) BA Degree Show Hertfordshire University Hatfield Hertfordshire.

2005 (May) Hertford Art Society Hertford Hertfordshire.

2004 (April) Inparallel Group Exhibition Dicker Mill Hertford Hertfordshire.

2002 Year One BA Group Exhibition University of Hertfordshire Hatfield Hertfordshire England.

2001 Access Group Exhibition Oaklands College Welwyn Garden City Hertfordshire England.

Awards Prizes Fellowships

2012 Best Video Prize awarded by Elstree Heritage at Eastern Approaches Open Exhibition St Albans Hertfordshire

2012 Ist Prize awarded for ‘Most Innovative and Intriguing Work’ at HAS Open Exhibition Hertford Herts. Print on metal of macro image.

2010 Shortlisted for Skywards Future Artists Award https://www.ourfutureartists.com/Shortlisted/Default.aspx

2007 Margaret Harvey Prize for Welwyn and Hatfield.

2014 October 24th Become a Fellow of Digswell Arts at The Forge Digswell Hertfordshire. http://digswellarts.org/caryl-beach/

News Events:

Open Studios at The Forge Digswell AL60BU May 6/7 2017

Solo Exhibition at Art Van Go Knebworth Herts June 2017

Open Studios as part of HVAF Open Studio Event September 2017

Courtyard Arts Exhibition: Caryl Beach and Cathy Smale June 2018

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  3. Caryl, I continue to be humbled by the wonderful variety of people who choose to follow Learning from Dogs. So thank you! Years ago your part of the world was very familiar to me. Worked in Stevenage, then Welwyn Garden City, had an Uncle and Aunt who lived in Hatfield, and more. Best wishes and keep up your amazingly creative work.

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  4. The ipad software I use is Procreate. Thanks for your lovely compliment. I love your photos on the video above, really exciting and stimulating as always. Best, Nicholas.

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