Born in England to peripatetic parents, Caroline spent her childhood in Zambia and Botswana. It was an idyllic time where home schooling under the relaxed eye of her mother mainly comprised of walks in the bush, gardening, and a daily dose of art and craft. An early memory was of being dazzled by the painted Kuomboka barge, ‘Nalikwanda’, on the Zambezi floodplain, before drinking warm Fanta on the knee of the Litunga, King of the Lozis.
Years later, hours spent in Oxford in the company of Jonathan Kingdon, one of the world’s great naturalists and artists, was a revelation. A draughtsman in the tradition of Leonardo, he also produces the most astonishing abstract works of African fauna and landscapes.
Caroline has lived on various continents but it is Africa which will continue to thrill and enliven and encourage her to reach for camera, pencil, pastel and paintbrush.
Working in a variety of media, she plans to spend more time on the East African coast where she is happiest watching the Indian Ocean.