My work represents an appreciation and acceptance of the transient nature of our world. With a beauty that lies in imperfection; impermanence; and an appreciation of the simple integrity of natural objects and processes.

Observing and recording the everyday, the landscape changing constantly, my journeys through each day present new encounters for me to note and capture.

During recent years, I have documented my experiences, which have evolved into a visual diary, a journal, which records and reflects my everyday journeys, noting the detail, often overlooked, in the hustle of our daily routine.

‘Caryl’s work focuses on observing and recording the smallest insignificant details that emanate from shadows and refraction of the sunlight. Images of neglected and once abandoned buildings, traces of the layers of history that echo a universal theme of transience, absence and presence. Her investigations have led her into a micro world that requires close inspection and a magnification process in order to record the finest minutiae.’[1]

[1]Luton Hoo Walled Garden Project brochure.

For me, photography has become an obsession.

From about the age of seven, when I was given my first camera (a Brownie 127) I have captured images and events that caught my eye. Digital technology has enabled me to amass an archive to a level unimaginable in those days and the ability to archive, edit and share easily. This has particular appeal to me as the imagery is virtual and does not clutter in a physical way, although the black and white thumbnail prints from the 1950's do have a charm and sentimentality that digital lacks.

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I am a Fellow at Digswell Arts and my profile can be viewed at:

Studio:Unit 15A
Dicker Mill
SG13 7AE

Telephone: 07711 957 742

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My News

Thin Places - Revisited / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-01-26T00:00:00Z">Sat 26 Jan 2019</span>Thin Places - Revisited / Sat 26 Jan 2019

Following a successful exhibition at The Wynd Gallery Letchworth in October 2018. Digswell Arts Alumni Gill Ayre and Caryl Beach have come together ag...

Art Auction at Courtyard Arts / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2018-09-02T00:00:00Z">Sun 02 Sep 2018</span>Art Auction at Courtyard Arts / Sun 02 Sep 2018

My work and that of many local Artists has been donated for this event: Art Auction Special Event Sunday 16th September 2018, Courtyard Arts Cent...

Wynd Gallery Letchworth Thin Places: Gill Ayre Caryl Beach / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2018-07-26T00:00:00Z">Thu 26 Jul 2018</span>Wynd Gallery Letchworth Thin Places: Gill Ayre Caryl Beach / Thu 26 Jul 2018

Thin Places : Gill Ayre (Digswell Alumni) and Caryl Beach (Digswell Fellow) will be staging a one week exhibition of their work at The Wynd Gallery C...

My Events

&apos;Time and Tide&apos;  Caryl Beach and Cathy Smale at Courtyard Arts / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2018-05-30T00:00:00Z">Wed 30 May</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2018-06-23T00:00:00Z">Sat 23 Jun 2018</span> <span>(4 weeks)</span>'Time and Tide' Caryl Beach and Cathy Smale at Courtyard Arts / Wed 30 May to Sat 23 Jun 2018 (4 weeks)

Time and Tide Caryl Beach - Cathy Smale Caryl Beach and Cathy Smale have been brought together in this collaboration through their love of seasc...

Open Studios at Digswell Arts / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2018-06-01T00:00:00Z">Fri 01</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2018-06-03T00:00:00Z">Sun 03 Jun 2018</span> <span>(3 days)</span>Open Studios at Digswell Arts / Fri 01 to Sun 03 Jun 2018 (3 days)

The Forge, Hertford Road, Digswell, AL6 OBU Private view Friday the 1st June 5-8 pm Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 June 2018 11 – 4 pm Fifteen l...

Hertford Art Trail / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2018-04-04T00:00:00Z">Wed 04 Apr</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2018-05-06T00:00:00Z">Sun 06 May 2018</span> <span>(1 month)</span>Hertford Art Trail / Wed 04 Apr to Sun 06 May 2018 (1 month)

The Women's Society at 2 St Andrew street, Hertford, SG14 1JA has kindly allowed me to display a few of my mixed media works as part of The Hertford A...

My Videos


A short video made as part of a group exhibition at Courtyard Arts in Hertford. The exhibition explored aspects of the history of Hertford. My own fo...

Wallace 100: the simple act of walkingWallace 100: the simple act of walking

Alfred Russel Wallace Wallace 100 An exhibition and Art Trail by artists, Caryl Beach, Veronica Grassi and Sally Tyrie under the group name of ‘Pra...

time and tidetime and tide

This time lapse video footage has been put together to illustrate the transient nature of the landscape and the relentless force of the elements const...

My Spaces

Caryl Beach - Print Room at The Forge DigswellCaryl Beach - Print Room at The Forge Digswell

As a print member of The Forge, Digswell Arts Trust, Welwyn I have been able to develop my work in mono print and solar etching. The print room is ava...