Observation is the starting point for Caroline’s work, looking at country and city landscapes. She begins with drawing in charcoal and ink trying to capture the play of light and shade. She uses a palette of essential colours which expresses the feeling of the image but not copying or descriptive. As the composition develops, she uses collage and paint to simplify the shapes and blocks of colour until they become more abstract but the painting still has a sense of place.
Text and image © Caroline Kennedy