Caroline Christie Coxon’s gestural abstract art is about the act of painting on a large scale. She has been exploring techniques in her process driven painting style for the last three decades. The artist dribbles, splashes and manipulates her medium on the canvas surface to create spontaneous and organic compositions.
Having graduated a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Cape Town in 1992, Major History of Art, Caroline finds inspiration from the art movements of Abstract Expressionism and Action Painting, along with artists such as Jackson Pollock, Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning and Norman Bluhm. Like her predecessors, Caroline aims to create colour fields that encourage self- reflection and interest within each viewer.
More recently Caroline graduated Art Therapy (2016). The Art Therapist employs a creative method of expression as a therapeutic technique, and Caroline’s focus is on the creative art-making process itself as therapy to help her clients.
Caroline Christie-Coxon has participated in many solo and group gallery exhibitions across Australia; and has organised and curated a number of her own solo exhibitions.
The artist works from her studio in Mosman Park. Industrial in appearance, the purpose built basement space is suitable for spilling and splashing liters of paint. The underground studio features large sky-windows which flood the space with natural overhead light.