I first saw Venice at night. It was a chilly November eve and the city was shrouded in a silent, insulating fog. Sounds of water lapping on the canal walls echoed a melancholy that accompanies a late autumn mood in Italy. The summer sun had gone and with it the hoards of tourists; it seemed … Continue reading
Throughout Scotland I’ve experienced a sense of wonder and awe for the relentless forces of nature that created such haunting beauty and continue to shape the dramatic landscape to this day. Nowhere in Scotland is that more evident than on the Isle of Skye. The locals tell me the word Skye comes from the old Norse word … Continue reading
Water is everywhere in Scotland… Falling from the sky, flowing into the rivers, cascading from the waterfalls, then to the lochs, and returning eventually to the sea. My many travels as a surfer have taken me to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. I never expected the beaches of Scotland to be … Continue reading
Summer of 2016, and somehow, all our roads have led us to Scotland. Joined by our dear friends Gaetano and Fabio, we shared in a week of travels through mythical Alba and experienced inevitable adventures together. In all my travels I have never been this far North on the planet. It is indeed wonderful to … Continue reading
I’ve painted outdoors and I’ve painted indoors… on location and in studios all over the world. People often ask me: Which do I prefer? Is one more authentic? Is the other easier? Over the years I’m thinking it is all up to the individual, what gets you stoked as a painter, what inspires your process. I suppose … Continue reading
Since the era of the Medici and the Renaissance, Florence has been famous for its artisans, artists and crafts people who have created many of art history’s finest treasures. My numerous visits to the museums of Florence have inspired me over the years as I view the countless masterpieces of Renaissance art, and noting with … Continue reading
This last weekend I had the honour of exhibiting my work at Lahaina’s 39th Anniversary Show. Along with seven other master artists, we celebrated with some of Lahaina Galleries’ patrons and collectors at a private unveiling the evening before. All of the works were carefully hung and veiled to provide maximum excitement and anticipation… After … Continue reading
London, calling once again! For the second summer in a row I’ve had the pleasure and honour of painting “live” at the Graham Fine Art gallery in London’s Crouch End. Live demonstrations are a wonderful opportunity to get to know the gallery’s clients and for them to see my process. It’s also a nice change … Continue reading
July of 2015 has found us fortunate enough to be spending some weeks in the university town of Oxford. My latest ‘pop up’ studio here has been a quiet contrast to the buzz and excitement of painting in London at Graham Fine Art. As with London, the River Thames is the foundation of Oxford and … Continue reading
Founded in 1621, the University of Oxford Botanic Garden is the oldest botanic gardens in Great Britain and one of the oldest scientific gardens in the world. It has one of the most diverse yet compact collections of plants in the world and contains over 8,000 different species, including… poppies!
Provence in Spring and once again we find ourselves here in pursuit of poppies. When in Nice, the Marché Aux Fleurs at the Cours Saleya is a must see. A daily market that is one of the most spectacular in the South of France. An overwhelming visual feast for the senses… the sights and fragrances … Continue reading
Over 20 years ago, during my first visit to the Musee d’Orsay in Paris, I saw a painting that has inspired me ever since. “Les Iles d’ Or” or “The Islands of Gold”, created by Henri-Edmond Cross in 1892 as he was living on the Cote d’ Azur of Southern France. This pointillist work continues … Continue reading
London in April. A visit to Crouch End and Graham Fine Art. I consider myself very fortunate to do business in one of the greatest cities on Earth, and delivering paintings to Graham Fine Art is an excellent excuse to spend a week there. First stop was to deliver my paintings to be stretched at Bird and … Continue reading
An exhibition of new works by Caroline Zimmermann at the Lahaina Galleries in Newport Beach, California from March 7, 2015. To enquire about any of these paintings please don’t hesitate to email Lahaina Galleries or call (800) 228-2006.
It has been a wet autumn here in Tuscany, and that following a very wet summer. Italy has been inundated by November’s storms adding to the heaviness of an already disastrous olive harvest. Makes for a slightly maudlin mood for the locals. Rainy weather means more time for me in the studio, happily working away… … Continue reading