Painting with Reclaimed Materials – workshop

Big news. I’m now an Air BnB art experience host! Saturday afternoon classes in my workshop near Stroud. Pretty please, with sugar on the top – share this with your creative friends – thank you ūüėÄ https://abnb.me/sVOrPOXER3

Abstract Transformation

Paintings have begun making friends in their new clothes. 

A COVER UP OF THE PAST

It’s been a while since I’ve had an epiphany, but change is definitely in the air.¬† A few months back the combination of having TOO MUCH OF MY OWN ART and having ready access to left-over spray-paints and gloss paint (that was being chucked out from Damien Hirst’s studio) provoked me to start tossing the… Continue reading A COVER UP OF THE PAST

Heads – Portraits by Caroline Jaine

In Diplomat Magazine, May 2018

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Furniture as a canvas

I grew up in a carpenters workshop – my mum made extra money by painting on pine furniture that my step father had made. ¬†Decades later, having toyed with the odd painted cupboard, I am wondering whether paintings aren’t altogether better presented on a three dimensional object. ¬†Here is my first tester. ¬†It’s not-very-imaginatively called… Continue reading Furniture as a canvas

Caz Art

I’ve made 20 paintings in the past few months. ¬†Exhausted, but I’m enjoying a new style – something closer to my 1980s Bristol roots. ¬†At the moment the majority of works are for sale through an arts publishing house (Creative Fine Arts), but I have also made one¬†special one in a slightly different style (“Look… Continue reading Caz Art

STAFF ONLY Exhibition Review – Stroud

“Weird and Wonderful” the local newspaper called it.  This is the exhibition that sneaked up on a small town and helped launch its annual arts festival in style.  The creators of this show are a modest, unassuming bunch who usually work in the shadows of another, let’s be honest, more famous artist.  Unused to the limelight… Continue reading STAFF ONLY Exhibition Review – Stroud

The diary of an artist: Israel 1991

I’ve been looking through old sketchbooks and notebooks lately. ¬†I’m sad that I don’t really keep an active sketchbook these days, but I’m very pleased that I did in the past – especially as a young woman. ¬†Here a self portrait made in Israel aged about 21, having recently lost my first husband. ¬†To say… Continue reading The diary of an artist: Israel 1991

CAROLINE JAINE: End of Year Update

It’s the time of year for writing Christmas cards and mulling over the past year. I wanted to give you an update on¬†how things are going for me. In the past year, 11 new people have paintings or drawings by me, and for the first half of the year I was very much focussed on… Continue reading CAROLINE JAINE: End of Year Update

Why paint a portrait?

The fast changing landscape of surveillance and the globalisation of digital imagery calls for the counterpoint of intense, ‘local’ imagery contained within a painting. The possibilities of allegory and complex meaning are distinct: the symbolic realm can come to the fore. The conveying of character in a painted portrait is specific and dynamic. There is… Continue reading Why paint a portrait?