Caroline Hone was born in Jersey and studied at Salisbury and Brighton Art Schools.
She moved to West Cornwall in 1985 and has painted continuously since then at various studios in West Penwith.
Her focus for many years was the exploration of the human form with the aim of pushing that primary
image to it’s limits while retaining recognition of the form in motion and investigating the dynamism of colour within that process.
She has exhibited widely, in both mixed and solo shows, locally and throughout the country.
The subject matter of her work in recent years has been the North West Highlands and Outer Hebrides - Lewis and Harris specifically.
Her primary aim is to capture the essence of place, moving towards abstraction in an effort to express her strong emotional response to the environment. Shifting weather patterns, the drama of changing light, the wildness and scale, a sense of ancient history and an awareness of the constant movement of the earth inform her practise.
Work starts with sketches, water colours and acrylics all done in situ. Back in the studio I refer to my work books and continue to explore the subject matter using various types of media. I would hope that the viewers will take away a sense of place from these images.
At the beginning of 2018 Caroline moved to Dumfries and Galloway and has started a body of work in her new studio which was completed at the end of June.