Caroline Shotton - Napoleon T-Bonaparte
Napoleon T-Bonaparte Caroline Shotton

Napoleon T-Bonaparte by Caroline Shotton


Caroline Shotton – Napoleon T-Bonaparte, Limited Edition of 75 – This piece is Giclee on Canvas Board Framed

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Caroline Shotton


Giclee On Canvas Board

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24″ x 32″

Framed Size

33″ x 41″

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Napoleon T-Bonaparte Caroline Shotton

I have been painting for as long as I can remember. I lived on the outskirts of London which meant I benefited from being within easy reach of London Galleries and open countryside, both of which were a source of immense inspiration to me. As an only child I had the freedom to immerse myself in my work, I also received a great deal of encouragement and guidance from my Grandmother who raised me for which I am eternally grateful.

Early influences came from the old masters. I was fascinated by their realism and throughout my school years strived perfection.

When studying at Central Saint Martins my eyes were opened to new ideas and techniques. I was captivated both by surrealism and impressionism and much of my work now combines elements from these eras.

After college I worked as a freelance artist in the commercial sector, undertaking bespoke commissions from businesses throughout the country, from large abstracts to intricate murals. I enjoyed this as every project was different and I was often asked to produce styles and subject matter I would never have dreamt of had I been alone in my studio.

When my son was born I decided to concentrate on my gallery career. It has been lovely painting without a strict brief and my work has developed immeasurably, incorporating different aspects from my past commissions with the freedom to choose my own direction.

It may be a scrap of paper I’ve saved from a furnishing magazine or the disgruntled look cows give me as I pass them in the field that morning that inspires me to paint. I find myself constantly sourcing images, taking photographs and scribbling down ideas which I may use that day or in a year’s time.

I get inspiration when I least expect it, normally when I’m relaxing and not consciously thinking about painting. I wonder how I’d capture on canvas the way the light’s falling on my son’s hair or which techniques I’d use to recreate the decaying plasterwork on a disused shop front.

I am privileged to have been asked to undertake many different commissions throughout my career incorporating subject matter and methods I wouldn’t have considered alone in my studio. This has pushed me to unforeseen artistic tangents and given me an invaluable catalyst for the future.