Caroline regards herself as a self taught artist, although she has had many years of practice. She comes from an artistic family, received her first set of ‘grown up’ watercolours at the age of 12, sold her first painting at 14 and never looked back since.
Living and working in Glencoe, Caroline draws inspiration from the stunning backdrop of magnificent scenery right on her doorstep.
Favouring chalk pastel as a medium, Caroline captures the changing light and mood of the Scottish landscape. She finds the use of pastels a very tactile medium – the colours they produce instant and their results dramatic. Although her preference of medium is pastel, Caroline also enjoys working in mixed media and watercolours. Her aim is capture the vibrancy of colour and intricate details in the landscape, as well as convey to the viewer the light, atmosphere, mood and dynamism of the mountains, glens and shores of this beautiful part of the world.
When not working in her studio Caroline is a busy mother of two and runs regular art workshops at her local school.
Stepping Stones – Signed Limited Edition Giclee Art Print
by Caroline Cooke