Caroline Forward

Caroline is an oil painter working from her garden studio in the Cambridgeshire Fens where she has lived for over 30 years.  She is self taught having drawn, painted and explored creative processes all her life, taking courses and workshops to challenge, develop and stretch her creativity.

She draws inspiration from both her local Fen landscape and from her travels, especially the rich ecosystems, coastlines and jungles of Costa Rica. She is fascinated by marks of time and change effected by nature and people within an environment, what has been left behind, preserved or changed through the ages, reflecting the passage of time of people and life passing through, giving a sense of presence even in absence. Originally a figurative artist she is now working with oil and cold wax in a looser more abstract way, combining figurative and abstracted elements together within a painting.

Her work is held in private and corporate collections across the world, has been published, and she exhibits regularly in the UK.


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