The Animal Bucket, Sunflowers
Oil on linen
87 x 82 cms
We are delighted to be exhibiting Caroline's paintings in our Christmas Exhibition 22 November - December 6, 2015
Having held many exhibitions in London’s galleries since 1986, artist Caroline Deane is now drawing attention from Beijing’s art world. A self-confessed classically influenced contemporary artist, Caroline received a Masters degree from the Byam Shaw School of Art. She has also trained in India and at China’s Academy of Fine Arts. Since marrying Chinese artist Qu Lei lei in the 1990s, the London-based artist has frequently visited China and her paintings have been influenced by Chinese philosophy and painting techniques. Her recent solo exhibition at the Liliji Art Gallery in a busy commercial area of Beijing was a great success and her paintings have begun to be collected by Chinese art connoisseurs. The inspiration for her still lifes originally came from an old object in her mother-in-law’s kitchen and this idea of taking an object steeped in history as the starting point of a painting has never left her.