“I am inspired by the world around me, in particular organic structures, patterns and shapes in nature, the vast Fen skies, reflections in water.
I have been awed by the power of massive landscapes, the rainforest, the desert, mountains and volcanoes visited on my travels. These themes emerge in different ways in both my semi-abstract and more figurative paintings, in the textured layers of oils and cold wax medium, and in my oil paintings.
I also love to paint people, with regular life drawing forming a basis of my practice. During Covid-19 lockdown, I painted three free portraits as part of the Instagram initiative #PortraitsForNHSHeroes set up by the artist Tom Croft.
One of these portraits was selected for the online exhibition Healthcare Heroes (artsandculture.google.com) in collaboration with Paintings in Hospitals and Tom Croft. The portrait has also been selected for inclusion in the Portraits for NHS Heroes book which will be published by Bloomsbury Press in November 2020 with all proceeds going to NHS Charities Together.
I have lived in the Cambridgeshire Fens for over 30 years, I am a member of Cambridge Drawing Society, Cambridge Open Studios and founder of OuseLife drawing group. I exhibit regularly, welcome enquiries and undertake commissions. My work is held in private and business collections in the UK, Europe and USA.” — CAROLINE
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