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Caroline Crawford

I have loved drawing and painting from as early as I can remember and am happiest when being creative. I have always worked in creative jobs from Visual Merchandising, Three dimensional/Interior Design and Teaching Art & Design. I have a card publishing business and I paint and design all the artwork myself, as well as running the company with my husband Harry.

I recently left my teaching career to really focus on exhibiting and selling my artwork, as this is something I have always wanted to do. Everything influences my work from a colour, print, textile, scene, time of day or conversation. I usually sketch ideas on journeys especially on the train. I find looking at other Artists work totally fascinating and this has inspired me to experiment with combinations of media. I would describe myself as a 'Still Life Artist' primarily as I love its composition and I am drawn to natural objects working with coloured inks, acrylic paint and mixed media.

Most recent collection is 'The Bird Series'
Based on Art & Design from my childhood and inspired by Brazilian 70s Art with a strong illustrative retro feel with the focus on colour relationships, layering and etched texture. These stylised Birds were created to lift the spirits and they work well singly, in pairs or in groups. Original Artwork is Acrylic on block canvas with limited edition prints available

Exhibitions and Galleries
April 2012 V & A Trainer Fine Art Binfield
May 2012 The Henley Arts Trail
May 2012 Windsor Street Art
June 2012 Craft Coop Maidenhead
July 2012 Windsor Emporium
July 2012 The Emerald Gallery Chalfont St Peter
July 2012 Windsor Street Art
September 2012 The Wokingham Arts Trail
September & October 2012 More Arts Wokingham