Caroline is a multidisciplinary artist born in the West Midlands and now living and working in South Derbyshire. Her portfolio includes paintings, installations and digital works inspired by paint, new media and the performative process of materials and surface.
Her current body of expressive abstract paintings are an autobiographical display of her desire to explore paint. Through these works, she uses shifting spaces that bounce between freedom and control. She is intrigued by how we perceive and our emotional response to visual sensations, saying, "New media, whether photography or digital, is a starting point and tool, but ultimately I feel that paint can convey an immediacy and personal interpretation that no other media can fulfil”. This is why her starting point is sometimes purely paint. While paint is the main focus, she also creates installations that use the materiality of objects and surfaces, as a symbolic medium to examine how perceptions are influenced by outward appearance. Through dramatically re-staging these objects, she engages the viewer with the immediate surface. Caroline creates an allegorical narrative to encourage the viewer to question the possibility that there is more than one way of seeing. She says there are more than our preconceived judgements and by finding out further information, negative perceptions could be transformed and empathy and understanding more easily achieved.
Caroline received a First Class Degree in Fine Art from the University of Derby. She also received the Vice Chancellors Award and her work is in the University collection. Following her success she was awarded the Gertrude Aston Bowater Scholarship supporting her Masters in Fine Art at the University of Birmingham, which she completed in 2017. Caroline has exhibited in the UK and internationally.