When making art, I strive for expressing what would be impossible for me to put into words; which is why my visual journey has been, and continues to be extensively diverse and ever-changing. Whether representational or abstract, my aesthetic employs composition, line, texture and color as felt through emotions experienced during the creative process of my work,
Born in Brookline, Massachusetts and raised on the South Shore of Boston, Caroline had exposure to a great wealth of artistic influence from a very early age. Many a Sunday afternoon she and her family would go to a museum, concert, or just a stroll through the city with it’s diverse culture and architectural richness.
Her home was a great resource for learning and developing technique, with her father being in the graphic arts field, there was always an ample supply of paper and drawing tools. Her family and friends provided the encouragement and support during her formative years.
Caroline studied printmaking and painting at the Art Institute of Boston and Massachusetts College of Art and Design, also, attended the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts and New England School of Art and Design for specific interests. All of her educational training was essential and enriching, but her real-life art experiences occurred after leaving school and entering the workforce.
Working the counter at an Italian bakery was her first job out of art school, once the owner’s saw the stylish miniature labels she made for the pastries, she was enlisted to do buttercream portraits on cakes. This process was no different than oil painting with a pallet knife, only in buttercream. Henceforth, a myriad of celebrities, a pope, and an inaugural cake for a President were among the subjects of her craft. This spawned eventual employment in culinary, ultimately as a pastry cook – where science meets art, and a very rewarding, if not laborious career was born. This occupation eventually brought her to a four-star resort in Phoenix, Arizona.
After a decade of culinary arts, Caroline traded in her spatula and icing for a tattoo machine and ink. Learning this new skill and genre was very exciting. She learned to hone her fine line technique and was able to execute bold designs – the antithesis of her prior years of creating delicate art with food. The slow business days left her plenty of time to design custom tattoos for patrons, and work on illustrations for side jobs.
Once children became part of her life, crayons and tempera became her main tools of the trade. Eventually, she picked up her own paints, and started to indulge in watercolor under the instruction of Anita Chesney, who helped Caroline reestablish her passion to create. Caroline has a home in Scottsdale, where she paints, and draws in her home studio, and at a studio with other inspirational artists.