Caroline can remember drawing boxes and pansies in the sand at a very young age. As she grew up, she regularly captured her family on paper - her father on a tractor ploughing, her mother knitting and her brother strumming a guitar. Even the family’s sleeping dogs and cats didn’t escape her pencil.
At university she discovered and was influenced by the Op and Pop art genre. After gaining a BA (Fine Arts) Honours degree with firsts for painting and design, she went on to a painting school in France.
While working in the film industry she painted huge cycloramas and edited numerous films for television. It was at this time that she also became involved in T-shirt design and in creating artwork for a major, corporate, advertising campaign
Today in Perth, Australia, she teaches drawing, watercolours, pastels, acrylics and oils to five different adult classes a week. Caroline loves developing and nurturing the diverse styles of her students.
Most of all, she enjoys her own art - experimenting and developing different techniques and styles and incorporating them into her favourite themes of rain, people interacting, portraiture and still life. The play of light fascinates her.
Caroline exhibits extensively and has won numerous awards for her very personal, vibrant paintings.
She considers some of her best achievements to have been winning the Mosman Park Art Awards in 2007, being a finalist in the Black Swan Portrait Prize in 2008 and running the plein air workshops for the Gallery of West Australian in 2010 to help promote the Gallery’s Mc Cubbin exhibition. She judged the West Australian Pastel society annual competition in 2014 and finds demonstrating to art societies an exciting challenge.