Caroline grew up in Notting Hill in London and now lives in both London and Suffolk. Caroline also spends time in Southern Spain and Africa where she returns to to capture the similarities and subtle shifts that occur in the landscape.
"I am most inspired when I am outside painting in the landscape, particularly in Suffolk. I like to paint from observation. I go out to find an interesting composition, draw the subject in paint, being careful not to alter what is there. I aim to record the tones and colours I see as accurately as I can and return to the same place at the same time of day for around an hour and half so I can capture the same light on each occasion. I can work up some aspects of the painting in my studio and I then scale up to create larger images.
Over the last sixteen years, I have learned traditional techniques of painting which has allowed me to convey my response to nature and light".
After a career as a speech and language therapist, Caroline started painting, training with London based artist Nahem Shoa. Since then she has exhibited in shows in London, including the Pastel Society at Mall Galleries in London 2003, the Royal Society of British artists at the Mall Galleries in 2014, the New British Realists in a show called “Uncompromising Study " at the Hartlepool Art Gallery in 2006, in a mixed show called “True to Life Freud, Auerbach and the New British Realists”, at The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum Coventry in 2007.
Caroline was selected for the Borchard Portrait Exhibition, London in 2013 and for the Royal Society of Portrait Painters at the Mall Galleries London 2014. In 2015 she was selected for the Royal Society of Portrait Painters at the Mall Galleries.
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