Caroline has drawn and created all her life encouraged by her architect father who died when she was 17.

She studied at Great Yarmouth College of Art and Design, but a more practical mother convinced her to initially turn her back on art through a need to support herself.  Eventually while working in London she took further art studies and was encouraged to undertake courses in France.  Her aim to become a full-time artist.

Caroline works predominantly with oil paint and also enjoys working with ink, pen and pencil.

She  was selected for a solo exhibition at the Bruton Art Factory in 2016.

She is a member of the Visual Artists Association, was selected for Curators Choice in the VAA Online Exhibition 2021 and a finalist in the VAA Professional Artists Awards 2022 and has been long listed in the VAA Artists of the Year Competition 2024.


Caroline has exhibited in many parts of the UK, America, Germany and Ukraine.  

For several years she has exhibited in Frome Open Art Trail, The Cloth Road, Wylye Valley Art trail to name a few. She has taken part in group exhibitions in galleries including the Gagliardi Gallery in London and Black Swan Arts, Frome, Bath Art Fair, Contemporary Art Fairs and Art Surrey and open calls.  

She organised the Frome Open Studios for 7 years, and ran the Frome Artists Cafe for 11. Prior to moving to Warwickshire, when she lived in Frome she was a member of The Old Bakery Artists in Radstock and the Frome Art Society.  As well as exhibiting she has curated and organised many group exhibitions.

Contemporary Art Fair
Newbury Art Fair
Frome Open Art Trail 2023

The Artist

Caroline and her family have lived in London, Jersey, The Isle of Man, Frome and recently moved to Pathlow in Warwickshire. Her children having left home, (so she thought) the move to Warwickshire with her husband, two dogs and a cat was prompted by a desire for a smaller house and larger garden where she could build a large studio.

Caroline Walsh-Waring has developed her own utterly unique style through constant practice and allowing herself to be inspired by what she sees and feels. 

Her images are enigmatic reactions to the world around her, scenes, shapes, current events and experiences all provide sustenance to her surreal imagination.  

She strives to depict these thoughts with elements from the natural world showing how nature is the master surrealist that can show us all both the beauty and beast of life.

This may take the form of simple pleasure at the beauty of a sky, a tree, a landscape, to demonstrate her true feelings she often depicts these with symbols. Exaggerating the curve of a hill, colour of a sky or tree to enhance the mood.

Caroline finds oil paint is the most flexible medium to express these emotions, It has fluidity, and vibrancy of colour. In addition, she uses watercolour, pen and ink and pencil to explore and develop her ideas.

She becomes completely involved in each image she creates leading her to a strong emotional attachment to each piece. Caroline goes to painstaking efforts to ensure the sensation she is conveying is produced to her complete satisfaction no matter how significant or seemingly simple the initial idea.

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