Carry Akroyd is a painter and printmaker whose subject is the landscape, and often about the relationship between the farmed arable landscape and wildlife. Her main interests are colour and composition, especially within the limitations of hand-made printmaking. Her original serigraphs (screenprints) are made using layers of cut paper stencils, and as some layers of colour include a painterly application of ink the small editions vary slightly.
Carry has illustrated several books and is the series jacket artist for the British Wildlife Collection, published by Bloomsbury. She makes a monthly illustration for the Bird of The Month column in The Oldie magazine. The second solo book of her work, “Found in the Fields”, includes a series of hand drawn lithographs made with Curwen Studio about the poet John Clare which has been a touring widely over the past decade. Other hand-drawn lithographs have been made with Hole Editions.
Elected to the Society of Wildlife Artists in 2000, Carry exhibits with them in London at the Natural Eye exhibition each year, and has worked on a number of their projects about threatened environments, in collaboration with the Wildlife Trust, the Forestry Commission, and various other organisations.