Caroline Saunders

When I was a young child, someone once said to me “To be an Artist you must be able to see all the different colours that make-up whatever you are looking at” I didn’t fully understand this at first but my curiosity led me to look searchingly and gradually I began to see those colours; the multitudes of pinks, yellows, blues and greens that make up even a plain sheet of white paper, let alone a sparkling blue sea or a windswept hillside. Those colours have forever been my motivation in my work and I constantly strive to catch them in everything I do.

I studied Textile Design at Liverpool College of Art in the late 70’s and then worked for some years as a knitwear designer before retraining as an art teacher when my children were small. Through encouraging students to see what I could see and realise it in their own work I have now come full circle and am once again searching for that illusive sense of light, colour and texture that I see around me. I feel lucky to live in a part of the country that is filled with beauty that I can constantly draw on as inspiration.

Mixed Media