If “art is in the eye of the beholder,” then surely it can be said that vision lies in the soul of the artist. And so it was with Caroline, a reserved young woman who had a passion for art and a love for peaceful colour blended in tranquil landscape scenes done in various mediums.
Caroline was born in La Jolla, California and began at an early age to sketch scenes of her family’s summer home in Canada and her black standard poodle “Charlie”. She attended elementary school at St. Margaret’s Episcopal School in Palm Desert, California and took summer art classes on Salt Spring Island, Canada exhibiting her work at the Islands Art Centre for four consecutive years.
Caroline transferred to Palm Valley School in Rancho Mirage, California and under the direction of her art teacher, Jack Flanigan, also a gifted artist, she excelled in caran d’aches and acrylics. Caroline won regional art awards for her landscape scenes, and her work has been shown at the Palm Springs Desert Museum and numerous galleries and exhibitions in California, London and Paris.
Caroline died tragically at age 17, but her artistic legacy lives on through this foundation’s support and encouragement of other artists.