Caroline Hands is a full time visual artist who works in painting, drawing, textile, batiks, feltmaking, copper and enamel, mosaic, 3D, photography, book illustration and many other mediums. Caroline has always travelled – her camera catching a wealth of images from all over the world which now forms a large archive of visual material. She has been visiting China since 2006. The generosity and kindness of her many Chinese friends and acquaintances has changed her life and fed her work enormously. From the age of dot she painted, drew and made shelters and sculptures out of products from the natural environment. As a full time artist, Caroline’s work continues to develop and expand. Her work explores the diversity and richness of different cultures. Work/paintings of movement, humour and dance bridge between East and West and changing times.
She went to Art College in London in the 1960s. After a start in a fashion course, making copper wigs amongst other things, she pursued a mixed media course of her own – theatre design, photography, sculpture, general visual research. This was before mixed media courses were common place. She completed a fine art painting degree course later. She also worked a great deal in community arts in London and the West Midlands