Carsten ten Brink came to painting and printmaking from a background in photography.

In both travel and art, he is attracted by the brighter colours and the skies, frequently free of haze, of Africa, Latin America and Asia.

His current oil paintings reflect particular interest in images of people in their environment and, like much of his photographic work, focuses on candid or street photography images for inspiration.

One of his principal themes is narrative and many of his paintings ask the viewer to consider what the individuals portrayed are doing or thinking.