1940. Born in the Blitz. London.
I am currently living and working in Spain, near Granada in Andalucia, Southern Spain.
Spending time in this strong light with the earth colours of the local countryside and the
somewhat harsh character of the landscape, has caused my work to develope in all
sorts of different directions.
I draw and paint a lot from life but my main work is abstract and is attempting to
compose on canvas with colour and line not unlike how a composer uses sound.
I love experimenting and am constantly exploring new possibilities. Recently I have been
painting on glass and Perspex, both sides which starts to give a three dimensional feel;
this has lead me to starting to work with light, moving away from the flat picture plain and
illusory depth and wanting to create colour fields with light and laser light.
I am also working on ideas for interactive installations that you could move around in, in collaboration with Jim Webb, a laser expert.
My work seems to move quite naturally from figuration to abstraction to totally abstract.
Although figuration is the starting point for my work, it is not the primary concern. My
personal aim is to make paintings that resonate through their use of colour and their formal
qualities, opening that space in the brain which leads to heightened awareness.
In summary it has been said that all Art aspires to the condition of music. Obviously all
the arts are very closely allied feeding into and from each other, however I am interested
in the primacy of sight and how equally music can be described in terms of colour.
Camberwell College of Art
Chelsea College of Art. Under Professor Lawrence Gowing
1975. Made life time member of Free Painters and Sculptors
1975 Loggia Gallery, London
1976 Loggia Gallery, London
1977 Langton Gallery, London
1978 Gallery Watutu, Nairobi, Kenya
1979 Langton Gallery, London
1982 Langton Gallery, London
1983 Century Gallery, Henley-on-Thames
1985 Lord Leighton's Studio, Leighton House, London
1986 Gallerie Souham, Paris
1990 Sue Rankin Gallery, London
1992 Sue Rankin Gallery, London
1993 Z Gallery, 70 Green St. Soho, New York
1994 Studio Show for Chelsea Arts Festival
1995 Studio Show for Chelsea Arts Festival
1996 Successful completion of large wall painting for
private clients in Florida
Studio Show for the Chelsea Festival
1997 "May Fest". Shared solo exhibition for three artists for Lena Boyle
1999 The Millinery Works, London
2000 Art London for Lena Boyle
Solo Show for Vital Arts at the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel
2001 Sam Pease of the Corporate Connoisseurs
2002 The Art Gallery for Sam Pease (Corporate Connoisseurs)
at the Viva Espana Exhibition at Olympia, London
Carlysle Gallery, London
2004 New Grafton Gallery, Barnes, London.
2006 Piers Feetham Gallery, Fulham, London.
2008. Office Show for ICG. city of London.
2009. Studio 106.
2009. Collaboration for an installation of Paintings and Laser Light,
between Cary and Webb Chain Store 2 at Trinity Buoy Wharf, London E14.
2012. Studio 106 Art Gallery, LondonS SW6. Installation, collaboration
with Jim Webb. Laser Light and Paintings on Perspex.
2014. Studio 106 Art Gallery in conjunction with Center of Contemporary
Art Montenegro celebrating the fifth anniversary of the opening of the
Gallery 106 in London. (Paintings and also in collaboration with Jim Webb
an Installation with transparent paintings and Laser Light .)
2014/2015. Artist in Residence with the OCG Symphony Orchestra of Granada,
Spain followed by a Solo Show in the Manuel de Falla Concert Hall.
2016.Cary&Webb in Collaboration with Gallery106 and Ca'Zanardi Venice.
Followed by Caroline Cary Solo Show in Gallery106, London.
1994 Winner of the Palette Prize for Mixed Media in The Art Show
2001 Winner of Vital Arts Aquisition Prize for Painting for the permanent
collection of The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel.
2016.Collaborative Intergovernmental Scientific Research Institute,
CISRI Award for her lifetime dedication to Art.
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1971/73/75/77 The Mall Galleries, London
1974 Guildford University
1982 Clarges Gallery, London
1983 Jonathan Poole Gallery, London
1984 Clark Fine Art, London
1988 Park Walk Gallery, London
1989 Gallery 202, London
Riverside Gallery, Putney, London
1990 Austin Desmond Fine Art, Huxham, Devon
1991 Easter Show of Five Painters, William Desmond Fine Art, Devon
Devon's Leading Painters, Gordon Hepworth Gallery, Devon
Christmas Show, Sue Rankin Gallery, London
1993 Sue Rankin Gallery at Islington Art Fair
Christmas Show, Sue Rankin Gallery, London
1994 Christmas Show, Christopher Hull Gallery, London
1995 Lena Boyle
1996 Lena Boyle, "Faces & Figures"
1997 Chelsea Art Fair for Lena Boyle
Art '97. The Art Fair. Islington. (For Lena Boyle)
1998 Art' 98. The Art Fair. Islington. (For Lena Boyle)
1999 Art on Paper - Royal College (For Lena Boyle)
2000 Art on Paper - Royal College (For Lena Boyle)
2001 Chase Exhibition for Charity Organised by Sam Pease of Corporate Connoisseur
Proyecto Lam, Evocacion Estetica, Homenaje a Iberoamerica (Touring exhibition in Spain and Latin America)
2002 Singer and Friedlander Water Colour Competition
Contemporary British Art. 40” x 40”. The Millinery Works Gallery
Artistas Britanicos Del Siglo XX. Centro Cultural. Gran Capitan, Granada. Spain.
2003 Singer and Friedlander Water colour Competition
New Grafton Gallery Summer Show.
Piers Feetham Summer Show.
New Grafton Christmas Show.
2004 Art London. New Grafton Gallery.
The Affordable Art Fair. New Grafton Gallery.
The Affordable Art Fair.Piers Feetham Gallery.
2005. Piers Feetham gallery. Summer Show
2005. The New Grafton Gallery. Christmas Show.
2006. The New Grafton Gallery. Summer Show.” A Splash of Colour".
The Piers Feetham Gallery. Summer Show."Feast".
2008. Associacion de Sand Pit Club. Chite. Spain.
2009. Studio 106.
2010. Group Show for Stephen Howes. Mijas. Spain.
2011. Group Show Vanguard Court Artists.Vanguard Court. Camberwell.
2011. Mixed Show. Mesón de la Cultura Fuengirola organised by Stephen Howes.
2011. Mixed Show. Casino Puerto Banus organised by Stephen Howes.
2011. Open Studios Vanguard Court, Camberwell.
2017. Acompalia group show for charity at the Azucera Factory Motril,Spain.