Artist statement

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 paint ‘ atmospherics’ , and the way mist, clouds, dust, and water change our view of the world about us, and I feel strongly attached to ‘forgotten’ sites. 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.

 

Bio

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.

Her  commissioned work hangs in homes and offices in England, Wales, New Zealand, U.S.A., Canada and Italy.  Recent paintings can seen in local restaurants and places of business. She has been a regular participant in RLAA shows since 2016. 

 A portion of each art sale is donated to The Brain Tumor Charity in memory of her niece Michelle King. 

She can be contacted via this website.. RLAAwebsite@gmail.com