1964           Born, Edinburgh

Moved to Orkney Isles

1982-6 Aberdeen University, MA Hons History of Art

1986 - 91 Archaeological fieldworker: Shetland, Hebrides, Mainland Scotland

Catalogued pottery for National Portrait Gallery

Returned to Orkney, began painting full-time

1995 - 6 moved to Scottish Borders – various exhibitions Orkney, Borders &

Edinburgh including Netherbow Centre, Edinburgh, Ormiston Institute, Melrose, Peter Potter Gallery, Haddington,

1997  First exhibited at RSA, Edinburgh

Solo show with Mainhill Gallery, Ancrum

Short-listed for Noble Grossart Painting Prize

1999 RGI – James Torrance Memorial Prize (most promising young painter)

Moved to Argyll

1999-04 Exhibited variously at RGI, RSW, RSA & SSA

Solo show with Mainhill Gallery at Dundas St., Edinburgh

Solo show with Mainhill Gallery at Art London

Catto Gallery, Hampstead, London

Laing Land & Seascape Competition Shortlist, Mall Galleries

Married Will Self

Birth of Donald

Solo Show with John Martin of London, Albemarle St.,London

Affordable Art Fair & Glasgow Art Fair with Mainhill Gallery

Joint show with Fiona MacRae at Henshelwood Gallery, Newcastle

Joint show with Kate Boxer with Mainhill Gallery at 10 Royal Terrace, (Edinburgh Festival)

2007   Birth of Sorley

RGI at Crinan & Glasgow

John Martin of London in San Francisco Exhibition

2008-09  Affordable Art Fair, London with Mainhill Gallery

Mixed show with Fiona MacRae & Sian McQueen at the Archway Gallery, Lochgilphead

RGI at Crinan, Crinan Hotel, Crinan, Argyll

2010            RGI (4 works accepted)

Mixed show at Dochas Gallery, Lochgilphead

Mixed show at Harestanes, Jedburgh, with the Mainhill Gallery

2011-12 Mixed shows in Argyll: Crinan Hotel, Archway Gallery,

Mixed shows in Glasgow: Roger Billcliffe and the Rapanui  (online)Gallery

2013 Mar Solo show with Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow

July : joint show with Susan Berry at the Archway Gallery, Lochgilphead        

Aug Open Studios: Art Map, Argyll

2014 Aug Open Studios: Art Map Argyll

2015: 2 May - 20 June featured artist mixed show “My Heart Sleeps by the Sea” at The Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright.

July: joint show with Fiona MacRae at the Archway Gallery, Lochgilphead

2016: Paintings in the Morningside Gallery, Edinburgh

July 15 - 31st  Joint show with Fiona MacRae at the Leiper Gallery 117 West George St., Glasgow

August 26 -28: Argyll Art Map Open Studio Event www.artmapargyll.com

Oct - Nov: mixed Scottish Show : Iona House Gallery, Oxfordshire

2017: Stour Gallery, Gloucestershire: mixed summer show

Glasgow Gallery, Bath Street, Glasgow

2018: By the Open Sea Exhibition, solo show, Crinan Gallery, Crinan Hotel

Iona House Gallery, Woodstock, Oxfordshire: Scottish Show

2019: North of Scotland Marie Curie mixed spring exhibition at the University of the Highlands & Islands and Carnegie Hall, Skibo, Clashmore, Invernesshire

Argyll Open Studios Event 23 Aug - 1 Sept Art Map Argyll


See full cv below
Gorten, Coll  summer 2012
Sea fishing off rocks  Gorten, Coll 2017
Sorley at the Fairy Isles, July 2018
Caroline Dec 2018
Sketching, Eriskay 2018
Photo: Glen Slatterly, Country Life
Caroline was born in Edinburgh in 1964, the family relocating to the Orkney isles in 1968.
She attended Aberdeen University, graduating in 1986 with an Honours degree in History of Art.
She then found employment as an archaeological fieldworker for several years, throughout mainland
Scotland, Shetland & the Hebrides and catalogued pottery for a year for the National Portrait Gallery
in Edinburgh before returning to Orkney in 1992, and beginning to paint.
Her first exhibition of paintings was held in Stromness public library in 1994. Moving to the Borders
in 1995, she had her first painting accepted at the RSA annual open exhibition in 1997 and a solo show
With the Mainhill Gallery in Ancrum soon followed.
The Mainhill Gallery under Diana Bruce went on to promote her work in solo and mixed shows at the
Edinburgh Festival, Glasgow and various London art fairs, including the prestigious Art London.
In 1999 Caroline won the James Torrance prize for ‘most promising young painter’ at the RGI.

The millenium saw her moving out west to Argyll, the inspiration for many of her sea and landscape
Paintings, whilst continuing to exhibit with the Mainhill Gallery.
Around 2002 her work came to the attention of the John Martin Gallery in Mayfair, with whom she had
A successful solo show in 2004.
She married in 2003 and her first son, Donald, attended her Mayfair opening age 5 days, in Dec 2004.

Still living in Argyll, Caroline now has two sons and she and her family explore the islands and lochs
around Loch sween, and the Inner and Outer Hebrides by kayak and sailing boat whenever they can.  
              Caroline is well known for her understated, yet powerful, somewhat
mesmerizing seascapes and for her equally arresting still lifes, which have a distinctive,
almost timeless quality. Often juxtaposing vibrant summer flowers and grasses with
shells, seaweed or sea glass, her intimate connection to Scotland’s wild places and a
certain contemplative sensibility resonate throughout her work.