Circle Work Art
We are so thrilled to introduce you to this inspiring artists work.
A loved piece of art is always in the eye of the beholder and ladies and gentlemen, this artwork certainly caught our eye.
Artist and teacher Caroline of Circle Work Art wants to tell you a story. Whether it’s from her own personal experience or drawing inspiration from your very own, every colour and every stroke is telling a story we couldn’t help but to listen. Caroline’s artwork creates a connection. A connection between a landscape, a place, a family or the spiritual realm and her passion for creating these pieces is personal and touching, to say the least.
Caroline’s passion comes from her years as a teacher. She wants to create and teach from a space that makes a difference and as an instinctive artist, painting from the heart comes naturally to her. Her work is infused with the landscapes of regional Western Australia where she has spent most of her life. Born in Katanning in the state’s lush Great Southern in 1974, she lived on a farm near Gnowangerup and in the tiny, picturesque settlements of Two People’s Bay and Bremer Bay.
She spent her formative years in the state’s north, including in harsh, industrialised sections of the Pilbara and in vast and pristine areas of the Kimberley. Caroline’s nomadic childhood informs work that embraces the impermanence of everything.
“My style is primarily the use of circles and/or dots,” she says. “I can’t imagine painting any other way as when I am inspired and see an idea it is not in a realistic manner but primarily in the colours I would use and then arranging them in a circular fashion.
Caroline likens it to the drawings you produce while on the phone, it just comes out that way and to try and change it would not feel as easy or natural.
“When I paint I find it like meditation as I find a place where sound stops and I’m always surprised when I stop and actually see what I have painted.”
“My thoughts on being an artist are that it is not something you would necessarily choose but it chooses you.”
One of her commissions is a prime example of how she puts her client’s story into a stunning art piece. Initially, she spoke to the client and asked her to compile the names of the people she wanted to include in the painting. Those who are living today and those who have passed away. Caroline then asked her to assign colours to them which they could have chosen or the colours that people associated with them, all while sitting down and taking notes. The reason she believes these paintings are special is that they are like a code. A bright and colourful piece of art that only people will understand if it is explained.
Caroline commissioned two very special pieces for our founder Rayne Bryant. In the centre of both pieces is the Moon which represents the feminine power of Mothers and the gold and white around the edges that hold all the family together.
Another painting (Boob 3), is one with a cause close to her heart. It was completed this year for Breast Cancer Care WA which was to be auctioned at their annual long table lunch. Due to COVID-19 this event had to be cancelled but the painting will be used to raise funds for their worthy charity. Boob 1 and 2 were also donated as her Mum and Granny passed away from this disease.
Her work is on canvas and even skate decks and it can be found in cafes, yoga studios, restaurants and small businesses from here in Perth to purchases overseas.
Visit her website for all the details and to find out more information. We think it would me the most incredible and thoughtful as well as a stunning and meaningful piece of art for your yourself to honour your family.