Carl Jaycock lives and works in Penzance. His artistic focus is on colour and the essence of place, celebrating and distilling out of the west country visual experiences, from which arise meditative and colourful artworks. His practice often explores the use of micro and macro combinations of imagery, which are meticulously brought together using traditional art skills via digital processes.

He was born in Old Windsor and the family moved many times. In 1990 he obtained an MA in Fine Art from UCE (now Birmingham City University) and in 1999 studied Multimedia with Academic Theory via Lighthouse and Sussex University. He also has a Southern Regional Diploma in 3D Design from Berkshire College of Art & Design.

After graduating he travelled and studied, living for a short time in Italy and Malaysia, which influenced his art practice. 

In 2002 Carl was the winner of the 'Sotheby Shrewsbury Open' and the following year he was awarded the 'International Open Image' prize at the Deluxe Gallery, Hoxton Square.

His work has been widely exhibited in the UK and beyond, and he has gained international recognition with many artworks held in public and private collections.

He has undertaken over thirty public art commissions. In 2010 he created the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Memorial Project for the entrance area of London's University College Hospital. This was followed by a large-scale artwork for the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association in the Houses of Parliament (2011/12). In 2015 he created Remembrance Field, a large scale art installation commemorating World War I for St Mary's Church, Shrewsbury.


Painting in oils and gouache, printmaking, photography, sculpture, digital print based media

works and access

2003: Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, Shropshire - large-scale print artwork celebrating Charles Darwin.

2011/12: Houses of Parliament artist in residence. Commissioned to create an artwork for the permanent art collection in the Houses of Parliament. This recorded and celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.


2019: Borlase Smart Gallery, Borlase Smart John Wells Trust, Porthmeor Studios, St Ives

2021: The Land Abstracted, Penwith Gallery, St Ives

2024: Crypt Gallery, St Ives (2-8 Mar)


PSA (ass. member)