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Mixed Media Painter by Caroline Hands

Lambeth maker

Caroline Hands is a full time visual artist who works in painting, drawing, textile, batiks, feltmaking, copper and enamel, mosaic, 3D, photography, book illustration and many other mediums.

Caroline has always travelled – her camera catching a wealth of images from all over the world which now forms a large archive of visual material.

She has been visiting China since 2006. The generosity and kindness of her many Chinese friends and acquaintances has changed her life and fed her work enormously.

From the age of dot she painted, drew and made shelters and sculptures out of products from the natural environment.

She went to Art College in London in the 1960s. After a start in a fashion course, making copper foil wigs amongst other things, she pursued a mixed media course of her own – theatre design, photography, sculpture, general visual research. This was before mixed media courses were common place. She completed a fine art painting degree course later. She also worked a great deal in community arts in London and the West Midlands.

As a full time artist, Caroline’s work continues to develop and expand. Her work explores the diversity and richness of different cultures. Work/paintings of movement, humour and dance bridge between East and West and changing times.

2014 : during the last year Caroline after many years in the country has moved back to London. An enormous job moving a large studio contents ! She is happy to be back amongst the enormous cultural mix which always feeds her work heart and soul.

I am available for commissioned work.
My way !!

I have been working as a professional artist most of my life. My influences started from very young when I was frequently taken to the British Museum. It was always the Chinese and the Egyptian rooms that fascinated me. This interest continues. I have spent many of the last few years in China where I was invited to paint in a Lotus Village amongst other places. My work is involved in endless movement and dance.
I have done many Artist in Schools projects and other projects, as well as running festivals.

 

Solo Exhibitions

2012
Apr 1st – May 15th “Meeting Ways, Falling Blossom”
The Globe at Hay, Newport St., Hay on Wye, Hereford HR3 5BG, UK

2011
Nov 5th – Dec 3rd SHIFTING LEAVES by Caroline Hands
Shell House Gallery, 36 The Homend, Ledbury HR8 1BT, UK

2010
Dulwich International School, Beijing, China
Para-olympic building, Blind college, Hereford UK

2009
Sept 19th Dream of Colour
XYZ Gallery, 798 – a well known contemporary art district in Beijing, China
Photos of the exhibition on XYZ Gallery’s website
Sept 26th – Nov 8th, Paintings
Monnow Valley Arts Center, Walterstone, Herefordshire

(See more information on exhibitions and events on my website: http://www.carolinehands.co.uk/exhibitions)

 

Joint Exhibitions

2013

Nov 30th – Dec 18th THE COMPANY OF HEAVEN
group exhibition of artists of many faiths or none, St Michaels and All Angels Church, Kingsland, Herefordshire, UK

Nov 5th – Nov 18th THE ART IN MIND
group exhibition, The Brick Lane Gallery, 1-6pm daily. Private view on Nov 6th, 6-8:30pm
196 Brick Lane (Shoreditch end), London E1 6SA, UK

2012
May 26th – Jun 26th THE ARTIST GARDEN
group exhibition, Shell House Gallery, 36 The Homend, Ledbury HR8 1BT, UK

Apr 6th – May 5th LANDSCAPE
group exhibition, Shell House Gallery, 36 The Homend, Ledbury HR8 1BT, UK

Feb 21st – Apr 9th Stations of the Cross, Friends of St Michael’s commission (group exhibition of artists of many faiths or none)
group exhibition at St Michael’s Church, Discoed LD8 2NW, near Presteigne, Wales ; Hereford Times article

2011

Sept 10th – Oct 15th The Steels Kia Open Exhibition
Hereford Museum and Art Gallery, UK

Jan 22nd – Feb 20th
GreenStage Gallery, Worcestershire, UK ; Hereford Times article

(See more information on exhibitions and events on my website: http://www.carolinehands.co.uk/exhibitions)

Elephant & Castle
London
SE1 6QN
Shops I sell at: 

By appointment & Open Studios at 

SFSA Telegraph Building, Studio TB 265 & 261

soon to move to a larger space in the neighbouring building - Studio 7DE101

 

Studio address: 

Telegraph Building 117, Second Floor Studios; Harrington Way, London, Woolwich SE18 5NR

Or contact me directly via email