Caroline Shotton has built herself up to the top of the contemporary art world by inspiring many thousands of people with her warmth and humour. Known for her adaptations of well known masterpieces - featuring her iconic cow twists - Caroline is a sensation, and her artwork is highly valued, and highly collectable.
Originally studying at Central St. Martins and then progressing to a self-made career as a freelance artist, Caroline's path to success was truly made whilst she was expecting her first son, Sam.
So, why cows? "I wanted to paint something happy for my child's bedroom wall" explains Caroline to this FAQ. "I wanted to create a character that would make him smile and keep him company." This led to a colourful composition featuring a quirky cow.
Painting and travelling as a working freelancer was going to be too much of a challenge as a new mother, so Caroline started approaching publishing companies. Leading UK Fine Art Publisher Washington Green were quick to realise that Caroline had a unique and appealing style, and out of many of the painting techniques that she is more than capable of, the publisher quickly focussed in on the cow character - and history was in the making.
Caroline after many years with Washington Green has decided to work with a NEW publisher Buckingham Fine Art and is looking forward to the challenge. Here at The Acorn Gallery we are very pleased to once again showcase the work of Caroline, along side Alexander Millar, Kerry Darlington, Danny Abrahams, Andrei Protsouk.