My academic studies in Geography and Ecology have given me an understanding of the fact that every living thing, every view and every occurrence is both representative of its region and, of itself, completely unique. Having lived in six different countries, I have experienced some of the complexity of cultures on the beautiful planet we call home. I love to watch the passage of clouds, the movement of stones in a stream and the fractal growth of plants. I am fascinated by the hard lines and symmetry of modern farming and the rainbows of flowing liquids, and how the changing attitudes in society have brought about changes in the landscape. I try to imbue my paintings with a sense of delight of finding, and a hope for a better world.
My works usually start with small alla prima studies, of which the best get developed into larger works. I often work on several at a time. Oil remains my favourite medium, but I expand into acrylics occasionally, and batik allows my attraction to fantasy to peek through.
Caroline grew up in England next to a large woodland and pond, with which she became intimately acquainted. On the grounds that she was “too smart to do art”, she was forced to take Latin instead, and after a B.A. and P.G.C.E., taught in High school, using her creative instincts to make worksheets, draw on blackboards, create costumes for theatre and clothes for herself and her family, all the while painting, playing with clay, fabric and furniture to brighten up people’s lives. She ran off with Canadian soldier over thirty years ago, and now lives quietly in the forest close to Perth in Eastern Ontario. She has two grown children.
She has exhibited in the local area, and also in the southern USA. Her work hangs in homes and offices in England, Wales, New Zealand, U.S.A., Canada and Italy.
Her work can seen in Fiddleheads Restaurant and the Elliott St. clinic in Perth, in Coffee Culture in Smiths Falls.
A portion of each art sale is donated to The Brain Tumor Charity.
She can be contacted via this website.. RLAAwebsite@gmail.com