About Me


Hi, I'M caroline


I describe myself as a creative; a visual story-teller and an artist. Flowers, with their generosity of colour, are my muse; large, bold, unapologetic use of colour and brush stroke, intermingled with charcoal and pastel drawing and “scribbling” my signature style; joy, freedom and abundance my creative mantra. 

 My art is a mixed media fusion of colour and rhythm. I use the different mediums freely and expressively and work in layers – adding, removing, adding, removing and adding again - each layer revealing surprises and informing the next. This helps me get energy, joy and expression onto the canvas. 

 I enjoy painting on larger canvasses - 36 x 48 being my favourite size – but most of my work is available in giclees and prints as well – as large or small as you choose.   I have recently expanded my work to a include scarves, cushion covers, tote bags and greeting cards.     

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how I PAINT

When I paint, I like to connect with the emotion and energy of the piece - so my initial passes are oftentimes wild and free. I turn up the music, dance, move, laugh at myself. I splash and dab and experiment. I drip the paint, spread the paint with any number of utensils, wipe the canvas with my hand and make marks – freely and abundantly. Once I am “feeling” the piece, I look at the shapes, the values and my light source. Again, I do this loosely and quickly. I blur my eyes a lot, I make a lot of “mistakes”. I let the paint drip and move. Initially I worry only about 2 values – light (er) and dark (er) – just to give the flowers some form. And then I walk away and let the painting breathe. Maybe an hour – maybe 3 days. Later I add some flower forms, taking into consideration the shapes, placement , patterns of light and dark, how the eye moves through the piece – the design elements. I rely on instinct a lot – sometimes it works and other times it doesn’t! I never worry about mistakes – they are part of my method. I like to add layers, remove layers, walk away, add more layers and so on – until I have something that starts to sing. This is when I get out my charcoal sticks and start mark-making, creating definition, drawing, scribbling, defining etc. Often as this point I will add collage elements – for the vases and table tops. And of course layers and layers of Matte varnish to hold it all together.

MY ART SHOWS

- April 2019 Turnbull Gallery, South Surrey. ”Spring 2019 Art Show” (group show) 

 - December 2019 Turnbull Gallery, South Surrey. “Group of Ten” Show -   - April 2020 Federation Gallery (Federation of Canadian Artists FCA), Granville Island, Vancouver. “Bloom” 

 - April 2020 FCA (Fraser Valley Chapter) Canadian Pacific Gallery, Port Moody. “Pushing the Boundaries” (2nd place award) 

 - October 2020 Landmark Pop-Uptown Gallery: White Rock, BC. “Bold and Beautiful” 

 - December 2020 Landmark Pop-Uptown Gallery: White Rock BC. Group Show 

 - March 2021 Federation Gallery (Federation of Canadian Artists), Granville Island, Vancouver. “Bloom” 

 - March 2021 Federation Gallery (FCA), Granville Island, Vancouver. “Spotlight” 

 - April 2021 Online Exhibition. “Spring 2021 Art Show” (group show)

ENJOY MY ART WITH ME...

 A million different ways to enjoy art

Statement cushion covers and other home décor items, scarves, tote bags -  all designed from my original artwork. Find at www.artofwhere.com/artists/carolinebaaschart OR www.shopvida.com/collections/thedottyblossom

Big, bold, abundant flower prints 

Light up any room in your home, hallway, community center, office space, clinic

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