Whilst predominately self-taught, in her late twenties, Cari could no longer ignore her creative calling. In 2010 she completed a 2-year foundation diploma in Fine Arts at Central Saint Martins, whilst working in central London. Cari studied a diverse range of mediums there including sound installation and sculpture. The course was life changing.
It was on completing this course that she came to the realisation that her primary love was in fact painting.
Over the last 10 years Cari says ‘I have fallen in love with my process. I have always been drawn to water and it will often be a starting point for me whether a reflection on the road in a city or an early morning sunrise. What really excites me is the adventure of getting up super early to catch a sunrise or stopping my car when something catches my eye and finding a perfect spot to capture it.’
Cari paints mainly in oils, yet not limited to the paintbrush and she enjoys discovering new ways to extract her interpretation of a scene onto the paint surface often using anything from a palette knife to D.I.Y hardware.
Sketching on location and constantly taking reference photos gives Cari the freedom to create back in her home studio, resulting in her version of a fleeting moment which she can then project back into the world.