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Caroline Shotton

Born: London
Education: Central Saint Martins

What began as an idea for her son’s nursery has transformed into a career path for Caroline. Her humorous bovine creations have tackled everything from the Old Masters to superheroes.

Inspiration

Educated at Central Saint Martins, Caroline worked as a freelance artist before starting a family. Whilst pregnant with her first son, she started painting cows - hoping to create something for his nursery walls that would keep him company and make him smile.

Using layers of paint, tissue and varnish, she creates tactile surfaces for background effects. Other areas are kept smooth for fine detail, especially around the eyes, to capture expressions and moods. Small differences such eye size or the angle of the bottom lip can alter the cow’s expression dramatically.

Caroline says: “I have been fascinated by cows from an early age. They are playful, mischievous and far more intelligent than we give them credit for. Next time you see cows, watch them for a while - they’ll make you smile.”

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Inside the world of Caroline Shotton

Here's a taste of what the painter has been up to recently! To make sure you stay up-to-date with all of our artist news, follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram

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Fine Art Collector | Autumn 2017

All the latest news and inspiration from the world of art, including exclusive access to artists' studios and upcoming art trends.

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