BORGES, Carl

1963 - ?

Carl Peter Borges, was born in the Colchester district of Essex in 1963, youngest of the three children of Paul Andrew Borges (1935-2015), an architect and artist, and his first wife Judith B. née Burge (born 1937), who married in the Braintree district in 1958. A largely self taught painter and printmaker, his early work utilised a wide variety of mediums reflecting experiences whilst travelling in Europe, USA, Australia and Asia, with images expressing memories of the people and places encountered and others exploring the patterns, shapes and textures found in nature. From his studio at Stowmarket, Suffolk, his work proceeds through a series of sketches and sometimes photographs with the preliminary sketches usually from memory or imagination, but the composition develops a combination of sketches from the scene with photographs being used to fill in required details, the completed composition is then transferred onto the surface of the lino or wood block. Complex linocut images can be developed by layering several colours on top of each other. His work has been exhibited at St John Smith’s Square in Westminster; The Gallery at Shepherds Market, Mayfair; The Geeden Gallery in Fingringhoe, Essex; The Grapevine Gallery in Norwich and in Suffolk at The Strand Gallery in Aldeburgh; The Jessica Muir Gallery in Long Melford and Gainsborough’s House in Sudbury, where he is a member. He married in 1994, Sarah E. Martin and lives at Prospect Place, Park Road, Combs, Stowmarket. www.carlborges.co.uk











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