Abstract Transformation

Paintings have begun making friends in their new clothes. 

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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