Statement and History

Statement

Caroline has a background rooted in the natural world, a constant presence in her art.  Her work explores the power and dynamics of the landscape, shape and pattern within natural forms, light and how it changes environments.

‘My work involves both the power and the intricacies of the natural environment, from the ancient landscape to the ever-changing plants.

Most recently the unattractive and the raw has caught my attention, funghi, seed pods, plants distorted by weedkiller.  This darker side of nature has it’s own appeal.’

Caroline is also an arts project facilitator and manager and has spent several decades working on community projects creating art with community groups.

 

 

Exhibitions and major projects:

2019

October/ November: Exhibition of work and artist in residence for the Exbury  Nerines exhibition.

Part of the team co-ordinating Poole Lantern Procession, Eastleigh Autumn Lantern Festival and Totton Lantern Procession. Main artist making lanterns for all three.

2018

October/ November: Exhibition of work and artist in residence for the Exbury  Nerines exhibition.

June:  Exbury Five Arrows Gallery – organiser of joint exhibition with 5 other artists

Part of the team co-ordinating Poole Lantern Procession and Totton Lantern Procession. Main artist making lanterns for both

2017

October: Exhibition of work and artist in residence for the Exbury  Nerines exhibition.

June:  Exbury Five Arrows Gallery – joint exhibition as part of the New Forest Arts Festival.

Main Co-ordinator for New Forest Arts Festival working with New Forest National Park Authority.

Part of the team co-ordinating Poole Lantern Procession and Totton Lantern Procession. Main artist making lanterns for both.

2016

December: Individual Exhibition at Harbour Lights, Southampton

Poole and Totton Lantern Processions, for both of which I am the lantern artist and also part of the management team.

Main Co-ordinator for New Forest Arts Festival working with New Forest National Park Authority.

2015

Trophy – a set of specifically designed Perspex boxes as display cases for SUSU Student Union.

Sensations – Producer/manager for a performance and visual arts project engaging young people both with and without learning difficulties.

2014

Hilliers – Exhibition as part of Lightcatchers, a group of photographers from across Hampshire.

Co-ordinator and founder of Totton and Eling Arts Festival

2013

Hilliers – Exhibition as part of Lightcatchers photography group.