Despite being an avid creator her entire life, Caroline came to art as a formal study relatively late. Her voracious appetite for knowledge has pushed her to study such diverse subjects as anthropology, chemistry, fibre arts, dance, and wellness. She's lived or worked in eight provinces and two territories and has explored mediums ranging from pastels and charcoal to watercolour and oil, and even explored block printing and sculpture.
In art, Caroline aims to portray the essence of a subject in the medium best suited to represent it. Currently, she works in oils and block printing to capture landscapes and still-life subjects in a loose but representational approach.
Caroline has shown in several group and solo shows in BC and Alberta and has pieces in collections in Canada, the US, and the UK.
I want to depict the beauty in the mundane. So much wonder gets missed when we’re looking at shiny distractions. I want to strip all that away.
Working primarily in oil and from life, I try to capture the essence of the thing. I see still-life paintings as portraits of objects - not flashy or extravagant objects like sacred relics or monuments, but the little things you might normally ignore.
Exhibitions – Solo and Juried
July 2023 – Sooke Fine Arts Show – Sooke, BC
July 2023 – Expressions – Federation of Canadian Artists – Victoria, BC
June 2023 – Summer Small Works Show & Sale – Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, BC
December 2022 – Winter Small Works Show & Sale – Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, BC
March 2020 – Transitions – Federation of Canadian Artists – Calgary, AB
July 2020 – Cultivation of Art – Vales Greenhouse – Black Diamond, AB
October 2019 – Annual Fall Show – Calyx Distinctive Arts – Calgary, AB
October 2018 – Annual Fall Show – Calyx Distinctive Arts – Calgary, AB
October 2017 – Annual Fall Show – Calyx Distinctive Arts – Calgary, AB
October 2016 – Annual Fall Show – Calyx Distinctive Arts – Calgary, AB
September 2016 – Whimsybotical – Framed on Fifth Gallery - Calgary, AB (solo)
March 2012 – Without Words – Framed on Fifth – Calgary, AB (solo)
June 2012 – Histories - Akonkiniskway Gallery – Rosebud, AB (solo)
Exhibitions – Non-Juried
July 2023 – Urban Arts Tour – Esquimalt Community Arts Hub – Esquimalt, BC
June 2019 – Art for the Artist in You - Framed on Fifth Gallery – Calgary, AB
June 2018 – Art for the Artist in You - Framed on Fifth Gallery – Calgary, AB
2020 – “Sea to Sky” - Transitions - Federation of Canadian Artists - Calgary, AB