Heads – Portraits by Caroline Jaine

In Diplomat Magazine, May 2018

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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

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?

Portrait Celebrating 50 years Together

In 2015 Jon and Sue celebrate 50 years together – this portrait was made for them, and I hope it shows the magical connection between them that still exists. Medium: oil on reclaimed wood (from a fly-tipped broken cupboard found in Spain)

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