Born and raised in West Sussex, contemporary seascape and abstract artist Caroline Wright lives on Shoreham Beach and paints full time from her home studio which looks directly out to sea. Caroline studied art and design at Brighton University and has a BA Hons degree in graphic design from The University of the Arts, London (previously known as The London College of Printing).
Caroline lives with her husband and two children in a beach house facing the ocean and the fascinating, ever-changing moods of the sea are constant inspiration for her dramatic contemporary paintings. Her artworks are bold, colourful, modern interpretations of her obsession with the ocean and they have become extremely popular across the south of England with buyers travelling to Sussex to purchase and commission her work.
Crashing waves, beaches, sunsets and tropical inspired underwater worlds and coral reefs are portrayed using acrylic paints uniquely mixed with small amounts of sea water which Caroline collects daily from the shoreline. She feels that using drops of salty seawater gives her work an extra element of authenticity as it creates a unique permanent bond between her finished painting and the ocean. She also always uses metallic and pearlised paints within each piece to create threads of reflective detail and all her canvases are finished with a glassy resin coat to enhance her watery creations.
Working full time as a professional artist Caroline is thrilled to be able to combine her passion for creativity with living by the sea. Her favourite quote sums it up perfectly... "The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever" (by Jacques Cousteau).