1980s Bristol – music, art and demons

As I grew older, I slowly began to drift down the hill from my school to St. Pauls, and as a creative person, it sparked my neurons.  Houses were painted brighter colours, music was played louder, food smelt and tasted better, people laughed a lot and partied. It was a hell of an awakening.

Abstract Transformation

Paintings have begun making friends in their new clothes. 

Why Deface?

I recently wrote a piece on LinkedIn about PTSD, which might go some way to explain why I am dedicating my time to defacing every painting I have made since I left Iraq (see my cover up blog too).  In the meantime.  Here are a couple more!

Heads – Portraits by Caroline Jaine

In Diplomat Magazine, May 2018

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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/  

War, Motors and Art – getting close to danger

It is inevitable then, that my art has to be about power, danger and survival.

Why I am Charlie – and Nour, Bilal, Hassan, Victor and Felix

As hoards of think-tankers, journalists and academics rush to pour out their complex opinions on the Charlie Hebdo murders, as an artist, I pause to consider why I might be Charlie.

Places, perceptions and pictures

The pictures we carry in our minds are often stereo-typical and overlook the complexity and people of a place.

Humanitarian Images of Syria and Iraq

The media has held our hand through the current crisis in Syria and Iraq and provided for us some of the most ghastly images of conflict seen for a long time. Beheaders, the defiant and armed, cloaked in black, make for a stunning bad guys and our governments too feed on a beautifully dumbed-down narrative… Continue reading Humanitarian Images of Syria and Iraq

Selfish Self Portrait of an Activist

A few years ago, feeling very self conscious about self portraits, I started a project called The Selfish Portrait – where I asked my portrait subjects to make an image of me. I was inspired by the Oscar Wilde quote: “Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the… Continue reading Selfish Self Portrait of an Activist