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Caroline McKenzie’s lifetime passion for horses, and other animals, is portrayed in her drawings and paintings. She works to capture, not only the effortless grace of this noble animal, but its spirit; the mood, emotions it expresses, and both its gentleness and explosive energy.
Caroline has had a long career in the Fine Arts, and has built an artistic reputation which she continues to develop. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts, has a BA(Hons) in Fine Art and a Ph.D. She is also a Friend of the Society of Equestrian Artists.
Her work includes personal equine studies as well as commissions. She also undertakes commissions for dog portraits. Due to her ability to capture the true essence of an animal’s character, she has also been commissioned to paint cats as well as the horse and rider.
Based in Northamptonshire, England, Caroline is surrounded by her families’ three dogs, two cats and most importantly two horses. She is often found at the stables sketching her daughters’ horses, or any other animal that is happy to pose. Having been riding and involved with horses for over 30 years Caroline is never short of inspiration for her paintings, and it is this long established relationship that is so beautifully reflected in her paintings.