Caroline Atkins

Biography

Caroline read English at Durham University and worked as a writer and magazine editor before starting to paint. Initially taught by the artist Tony Rothon, she now works on her own and with studio groups in London, concentrating mostly on still-life and interiors, with occasional figures and faces, and the odd bit of plein air landscape.

In the last few years she has exhibited at the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition, the Mall Galleries (with the New English Art Club), the Piers Feetham Gallery in Fulham, Gallery 286 in Earl’s Court and with the Chelsea Art Society. She also makes frames to commission, and continues to write – in particular interviewing artists and makers for Country Living and Modern Rustic magazines. Her most recent book, What a Hazard a Letter is: The Strange Destiny of the Unsent Letter, was published by Safe Haven Books in September 2018.

 

Training

Life drawing with Tony Rothon (2004-08)

Oil painting with Tony Rothon (2006-09)

Oil painting with Ilaria Rosselli del Turco and Alex Fowler (2010-12)

 

Exhibitions

Mall Galleries (NEAC 2018 and 2019)

Royal Academy (Summer Exhibition 2015)

Piers Feetham Gallery, Fulham (May 2013 and September 2016, plus Summer and Christmas gallery shows 2015-19)

Gallery 286, Earl’s Court (Christmas 2017)

54 The Gallery, Shepherd Market (May 2017)

Chelsea Art Society (annually since June 2015)

Art@INK (INK Festival, Halesworth, Suffolk, 2019)

 

Published Books

What a Hazard a Letter is: The Strange Destiny of the Unsent Letter (Safe Haven Books)

Short Cuts to Country Style (Collins & Brown/Country Living)

Small Spaces for Modern Living (Sunday Times/Hamlyn)

Country Colour Combinations (Collins & Brown/Country Living)

Colour Your Home (Hamlyn/House Beautiful)

Fleamarket Finds (Collins & Brown/Country Living)

Country Christmas (Collins & Brown/Country Living)

Decorating Your First Home (Cassell)