MacKINTOSH, Caroline

1970 - ?

Caroline Mackintosh is a self-taught painter and mixed media artist after having studied to foundation level at Norwich School of Art, now Norwich University of the Arts, and for B.A. in Development Studies at the University of East Anglia. Caroline lived and trained as a puppet maker in Southern Ireland, before returning to England to train as a primary school teacher teaching in several Norwich schools and travelled widely, before moving to Suffolk and raise her family of four sons. Caroline is a contemporary landscape and semi-abstract artist, working in oil and oil and cold wax, on canvas and wood panel. Inspired by the Suffolk countryside that surrounds her and by travels further afield, the Highlands and Islands of Scotland and The Lake District. Drawn to the dramatic lines and strong shapes formed by shifts in light in the landscape her work acts as a visual diary, of walks taken. Smaller works in mixed media are formed and they, along with memories, are developed into larger works enabling further exploration of colour, shape, texture, and abstraction. Her paintings are built up in many layers and she scratches back to reveal some of those earlier layers. Shortlisted for The Sir John Hurt Art Prize in 2021, 2022 and 2023. A member of Southwold Art Circle and a former member of Suffolk Open Studios from The Elms, Black Street, Rushmere, near Lowestoft and a regular exhibitor at The Forum, Norwich; The Old Harnessmakerís Gallery, Harleston and The School Studios, Raveningham and in Suffolk at the Bell Gallery, Bungay; Courtyard Gallery, Aldeburgh; Gallery 142, Felixstowe; Ferini Art Gallery, Lowestoft; Pond Gallery at Snape Maltings; The Cut Halesworth; Harrison and Co. Art Gallery, Halesworth and elsewhere.

Works by This Artist