7th Dec, 2016

Artist to make special guest appearance at Castle Fine Art this weekend

Shaun Reynolds 12th Jul, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

A CRITICALLY acclaimed artist will make a special guest appearance in Solihull this weekend to unveil a newly curated exhibition of her work.

Caroline Shotton will be welcomed to Castle Fine Art, located in Mell Square, on Saturday (July 16) between 1pm and 4pm where she will present her much anticipated new works.

As one of the leading contemporary artists in the UK, Caroline’s infamous bovine art has not only redefined the parameters of modern day portraiture – but has also shed a new light on art in day-to-day life.

Caroline studies at Central Saint Martins University before starting her career as a freelance artist.

However her path to success was cemented when she was signed to the UK’s leading fine art publisher, Washington Green, in 2005.

The artists starts her pieces of work by first applying thick layers of paste and bold oil covers using a pastel knife before creating rich and luxurious textures by hand.

She remains one of Castle Galleries top selling artists a decade after embarking on a career, something she said to be very proud of.

Caroline added: “I’ve always created work that stems from personal experience, yet allows others to add their own narrative.

“My children are probably my biggest source of inspiration – I wanted to paint something happy for my child’s bedroom wall and a character that would make him smile and keep him company.

“This led to a colourful composition featuring a quirky cow and the rest is history.”

Neil Fox-Hammond, gallery manager for Solihull’s Castle Fine Art, said: “Time and time again Caroline’s work has proven to be extremely popular with our customers because of its warmth and humour.

“We are delighted to be able to exhibit this newly curated collection of her work.

“The meet the artist event is an ideal opportunity to hear first-hand about the stories behind her pieces and why the cow is an enduring subject in her art.”