Four Quartets

A series of paintings based on T.S. Eliot’s ‘Four Quartets’, which is the title given to a collection of four poems, ‘Burnt Norton,’ ‘East Coker,’ ‘The Dry Salvages,’ and ‘Little Gidding.’ The series consists of 48 paintings (12 for each of the four poems) and each painting takes a quotation from the poem as its title. In making these works, I have blended inspiration from real landscape with the meaningfulness behind the words and what these extraordinary poems have meant to me at different times in my life. All of the pieces can be seen below. Please contact me at annabelcarington@gmail.com if you require further information on this series, would like to purchase one of the paintings, or need images/quotes for press. Alternatively, give me a call on 07917 125378.

BURNT NORTON

‘Burnt Norton.’
©Annabel Carington, 2019.
Acrylic on board (20x20cm).
‘What might have been is an abstraction.’
©Annabel Carington, 2019.
Acrylic on board (20x20cm). SOLD
‘Towards the door we never opened.’
©Annabel Carington, 2019.
Acrylic on board (20x20cm).
‘The inner freedom from the practical desire.’
©Annabel Carington, 2019.
Acrylic on board (20x20cm). SOLD
‘To be conscious is not to be in time.’
©Annabel Carington, 2019.
Acrylic on board (20x20cm).
‘A White Light Still and Moving.’
©Annabel Carington, 2019.
Acrylic on board (20x20cm)
‘Time before and time after.’
©Annabel Carington, 2019.
Acrylic on board (20x20cm). SOLD
‘And all is always now.’
©Annabel Carington, 2019.
Acrylic on board (20x20cm). SOLD
‘Desire itself is movement.’
©Annabel Carington, 2019.
Acrylic on board (20x20cm).
‘Love is itself unmoving.’
©Annabel Carington, 2019.
Acrylic on board (20x20cm). SOLD.
‘Caught in a form of limitation.’
©Annabel Carington, 2019.
Acrylic on board (2019).
‘Now, Here, Now, Always.’
©Annabel Carington, 2019.
Acrylic on board (20x20cm).

EAST COKER

‘East Coker.’
©Annabel Carington, 2019.
Acrylic on board (20x20cm).
‘In my beginning is my end.’
©Annabel Carington, 2019.
Acrylic on board (20x20cm). SOLD
‘Wait for the Early Owl.’
©Annabel Carington, 2019.
Acrylic on board (20x20cm).
‘And every moment is a new and shocking valuation of all we have been.’
©Annabel Carington, 2019.
Acrylic on board (20x20cm).
‘I said to my soul, be still.’
©Annabel Carington, 2019.
Acrylic on board (20x20cm). SOLD
‘Wait without thought.’
©Annabel Carington, 2019.
Acrylic on board (20x20cm).
‘So the darkness shall be the light and the stillness the dancing.’
©Annabel Carington, 2019.
Acrylic on board (20x20cm).
‘One has only learnt to get the better of words for the thing one no longer has to say.’
©Annabel Carington, 2019.
Acrylic on board (20x20cm).
‘Undisciplined Squads of Emotion.’
©Annabel Carington, 2019.
Acrylic on board (20x20cm). SOLD
‘Home is where one starts from.’
©Annabel Carington, 2019.
Acrylic on board (20x20cm). SOLD
‘Love is most nearly itself when here and now cease to matter.’
©Annabel Carington, 2019.
Acrylic on board (20x20cm)
‘In my end is my beginning.’
©Annabel Carington, 2019.
Acrylic on board (20x20cm)

THE DRY SALVAGES

‘The Dry Salvages.’
©Annabel Carington, 2020.
Acrylic on board (20x20cm).
‘The evening circle in the winter gaslight.’
©Annabel Carington, 2020.
Acrylic on board (20x20cm). SOLD.
‘Under the oppression of the silent fog.’
©Annabel Carington, 2020.
Acrylic on board (20x20cm).
‘There is no end, but addition.’
©Annabel Carington, 2020.
Acrylic on board (20x20cm).
‘A haul that will not bear examination.’
©Annabel Carington, 2020.
Acrylic on board (20x20cm).
The Past Has Another Pattern.’
©Annabel Carington, 2020.
Acrylic on board (20x20cm).
‘We had the experience but missed the meaning.’
©Annabel Carington, 2020.
Acrylic on board (20x20cm). SOLD
‘Our past is covered by currents of action.’
©Annabel Carington, 2020.
Acrylic on board (20x20cm).
‘There is only the unattended moment.’
©Annabel Carington, 2020.
Acrylic on board (20x20cm).
‘You are the music while the music lasts.’
©Annabel Carington, 2020.
Acrylic on board (20x20cm). SOLD

LITTLE GIDDING

‘Little Gidding.’
©Annabel Carington, 2020.
Acrylic on board (20x20cm). SOLD
‘Blindness in the early afternoon.’
©Annabel Carington, 2020.
Acrylic on board (20x20cm).
‘You are not here to verify.’
©Annabel Carington, 2020.
Acrylic on board (20x20cm). SOLD
‘You are here to kneel.’
©Annabel Carington, 2020.
Acrylic on board (20x20xm).
‘The place where a story ended.’
©Annabel Carington, 2020.
Acrylic on board (20x20cm).
‘When I left my body on a distant shore.’
©Annabel Carington, 2020.
Acrylic on board (20x20cm).
‘All that you have done, and been.’
©Annabel Carington, 2020.
Acrylic on board (20x20cm). SOLD
‘The shame of motives late revealed.’
©Annabel Carington, 2020.
Acrylic on board (20x20cm). SOLD
‘There are three conditions that often look alike.’
©Annabel Carington, 2020.
Acrylic on board (20x20cm).
‘The Use of Memory.’
©Annabel Carington, 2020.
Acrylic on board (20x20cm).
‘If I think again, of this place.’
©Annabel Carington, 2020.
Acrylic on board (20x20cm).
‘And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.’
©Annabel Carington, 2020.
Acrylic on board (20x20cm)
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