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
Summer’s End at the Hollister Ranch. The Hollister Hoedown Fundraiser returns. Ranch locals come from near and far to carry on a tradition. Once again, I am honored to be included. This years event began with clear, glassy conditions. Soaring summer temperatures with no sign of June Gloom. The heat was on! My work hangs … Continue reading
It doesn’t get much better than this… Lavender in Provence. July. A complete indulgence of the senses. Endless inspiration for new paintings. Step right in and take a deep breath… Hear the humming buzz of the bees. Feel the mid-summer’s breeze. Lavender calms and soothes the soul. and most of all, inspires creativity…
At last, we return to Provence and just in time to observe the Poppy phenomenon… This year’s was spectacular! A “riot of red” that takes one’s breath away! The swaths of poppies are elusive.. never easy to find. More than often, they find you… It’s quite the indulgence to spend time in the fields and … Continue reading
“The villa stands nobly on a ridge overlooking the village of Settignano and the wide-spread valley of the Arno”… … so begins Edith Wharton’s description of the Villa Gamberaia in Florence. For over twenty years I’ve had with me in my studios a first edition copy of Edith Wharton’s “Italian Villas and Gardens”, published in … Continue reading