Heads – Portraits by Caroline Jaine

In Diplomat Magazine, May 2018

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A Flaming Harley Davidson

Cheetah Custom Cars

Having seen my hot S-Type Jaguar and a respray I did of a friend’s motorbike fuel tank, a local biker got in touch with a very special request.

When I finished the Jaguar project I told myself next time I painted fire, I wanted to go for the classic hot rod flame job, rather than free-hand organic kind.  I hadn’t realised the opportunity would arise so quickly.

When the tank, mud guard and rear fender arrived, it had the original black paint on it, but had been crudely embellished with white vinyl, that hadn’t really weathered very well.  Worse, when I removed the vinyl, it had clearly been cut to shape after it had been laid on the bodywork – the person who did it had sliced straight into the paintwork, drawing the flame outline with a blade.

Once the vinyl was removed the paintwork had to be flatted back…

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Lift Art Gallery Exhibition – Caroline Jaine

I’m delighted to announce my collaboration with Lift Art Gallery. Enjoy the virtual tour of my exhibition! http://www.exhibitionatlift.com/caroline-jaine/  

That Car…

Well it had to happen.  As soon as I finished training as a paint technician I began to wonder whether I could turn my hand to a spot of customising.  We bought our V8 Jaguar late last year and my Christmas treat to myself was making THIS.  So much more to follow…

You can take the girl out of Bristol…

A trip down memory lane yesterday, as I pounded the pavement in Bristol taking in some Banksy’s that weren’t there when I last lived there, and Grayson Perry at the Arnolfini that wasn’t there before either.  I was going to write a long eloquent piece about the changing face of Stokes Croft and what it… Continue reading You can take the girl out of Bristol…

Nasty Women Stroud – important event

Make a placard, wear a funny t-shirt, knit yourself a vagina hat, listen to some amazing music, watch dancing, dance yourself, look at and/or buy some art. However you want to take part – please come along to Stroud on 14th October and help us raise money to end female genital cutting. Saturday 14th October… Continue reading Nasty Women Stroud – important event