Views past slate grey rooftops to the sea, gable ends almost blue in winter light, wisps of smoke on the hills above Achnamara, the dark red of birches in spring, the light on Jura, jewel-like greens in Taynish woods, and the sight of beautiful striped mackerel keep me reaching for my brushes.
Caroline grew up in the Orkney Isles, studied History of Art at Aberdeen University
and began painting full-time in 1994. Early influences were Gauguin, Bonnard and the Scottish Colourists, especially W. Gillies and G.L. Hunter.
A regular exhibitor at the RGI she won the James Torrance prize in 1999 just before moving to Argyll. Settling in Tayvallich in 2003, she had her last major solo show with John Martin of London in 2004, five days after the birth of her first boy Donald. In 2007 Sorley was born and she's now back in the studio fulltime.
“Qualities of colour & light are usually the starting point for my work, whether the red clay of a chimney pot, a white porcelain cup or a jade green sea. That and a sense of spacious calm. I want my paintings to be slightly meditational and up-lifting.”
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Phone: 01546 870 235 or