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Hermione Carline

Hometown: London

Based in: London

Hermione Carline is a London-based English multimedia artist and oil painter inspired by abstraction, architecture and the natural world. Hermione's paintings are strong yet delicate and are imbued with an intriguing sense of ambiguity.

Hermione was born into a family of artists, many of whom are represented in public collections across the UK including Tate Britain. She studied Fine Art at Camberwell School of Art followed by an MA in Textile Design at the Royal College of Art. Hermione co-founded an international textile company, The Collection, where she sold her designs to leading fashion houses including Pierre Cardin, Christian Dior and Ralph Lauren. After working and travelling for 15 years with The Collection, Hermione returned to painting in 2004; though her love of fabric, intricate paper cut stencils and design shines on through her work.

As a visiting lecturer at colleges including Brighton College of Art, Hermione was inspired to establish Art-Atelier in 1993, a teaching business that encourages adults and young people to nurture their creativity. Hermione’s classes are full to this day thanks to her original and individual style of teaching.

Hermione has won awards for her innovation and skill. Recent collaborations have included projects with the Mayo Clinic, Claridge’s Hotel and Visto Images. She has exhibited with Gallery Elena Shchukina in Mayfair, The Other Art Fair and the Affordable Art Fair with Mint Art Gallery. Her work can be found in private collections in the UK and overseas.


Hermione Carline In The Studio

My inspiration is drawn from architecture and the natural world from which I translate experiences as snapshots of memories. Themes come and go so that I am not defined by subject, but through my artistic approach and way of observing and interpreting three-dimensional forms as abstract shapes. My aim is to portray memory as I experience it both viscerally and sensorially.

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More About Hermione Carline

Question IconWhat inspires you?

Architecture and the natural world

Question IconDescribe your creative process.

My oil paintings are created over many weeks through the multiple application of translucent and semi opaque colour. I add layer upon layer of transparent pigments to create dimension through the building up of complex colour relationships. I play with translucence and opacity that obscure parts of the painted surface yet allow glimpses of the colour just beneath to appear creating passages of paint that seem to recede into the surface of the painting.

Question IconWhat are 3 words that best describe your work?

Layered fragments, fragility, colour relationships

Question IconWho are some artists that have influenced your work?

Do Ho Suh, Tomma Abts, Uwe Wittwer, Hiroshi Sugimoto

Question IconWhat is the most important tool when creating your work?

Scalpel and frisk

Question IconWhat is the best piece of advice you have been given?

"Consider the design of your painting."

Question IconWhere do you go for inspiration?


Collections Featuring Hermione Carline

3 Collections

By Medium: Oil Paintings

By Medium: Oil Paintings

49 Artists, 67 Products

Last updated: January 25, 2023

New In: November Artworks

New In: November Artworks

57 Artists, 67 Products

Last updated: November 23, 2021

Art for Bedrooms

Art for Bedrooms

53 Artists, 60 Products

Last updated: November 3, 2021



Joint Winner of First Prize, Pure Art


First Prize Experimental Media, Putney School of Art


First Prize for Drawing, Putney School of Art



Affordable Online Art Fair

United Kingdom, 2021

Collaboration with Claridge's

United Kingdom, 2021

Collaboration with Visto Images

China, 2020

The Other Art Fair

United Kingdom, 2019

Auction Collective | Summer Auction

United Kingdom, 2019

Affordable Art Fair | Mint Art Gallery

United Kingdom, 2019

Brighton Art Fair

United Kingdom, 2019

Elena Shchukina Summer Exhibition

United Kingdom, 2018

A Letter In Mind

United Kingdom, 2018

Focus LDN Winter Exhibition

United Kingdom, 2018

Accessible Art Fair

Belgium, 2017

Project 2017: Change & Transformation

United Kingdom, 2017