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 gentle, beautiful young woman with a rare artistic talent and an infinite love of the arts.
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 where she excelled in fine art and drawing. Caroline won regional art awards for her landscape scenes in caran d’aches and acrylics, and her work has been shown at the Palm Springs Desert Museum and numerous galleries and exhibitions in California, London and Paris.
Caroline’s dance through her brief life was one of singular grace and delicate joy. She died tragically at age 17, but her artistic legacy lives on through the Caroline Victoria Coldicutt Arts Foundation and its support and encouragement of other student artists.