Oil & Acrylic: Still Lifes Item Code: HT315 Price: $8.95
Whether it’s searching for powder, the perfect wave, or the perfect light to paint, Caroline Zimmermann's passion for travel has led her to all hemispheres of the earth. Her paintings in oils have carefully documented her desire to experience such varied environs as the South Pacific, Caribbean, Africa, the Mediterranean, Indonesia, as well as her native California and Laguna Beach.
In her richly painted compositions, shadows and vibrant colors create wonderful impressions that are certain to evoke memories among those familiar with these settings.
Caroline began painting in oils at the age of six, nurtured by creative parents. Her consistent attention towards painting and the arts then led her at a young age to the artistically rich setting of Laguna Beach.
Many years of art education and painting experience have culminated in works that are produced by a labor-intensive technique involving numerous coats of sizing onto linen and the application of many layers of alkyd-resin glazes. The result: deeply transparent and rich surfaces that contrast wonderfully with the creamy opaque areas of the work. Caroline earned a BFA from California State University, Fullerton and an MFA in painting from the California College of the Arts and Crafts, Oakland.
Caroline divides her time between her permanent residence in Laguna Beach, where she has lived for over 29 years, and her well established studio in Tuscany, Italy. A few months every year are spent traveling to Italy with her husband, filmmaker, John Jopson and their Jack Russell, Ratso, where they gather inspirations and live La Dolce Vita, “the sweet life”.
In her latest endeavor, Caroline has collaborated with her husband in creating a feature film called “Les Absintheurs”. The film explores the legendary drink of Absinthe, its notorious allure and its cultural impact on the milieu of Italian and French artists and poets of 1890’s Paris. Over this last year, Zimmermann has created paintings that have been visually woven into Jopson’s film. Paintings included in the film are portraits of the various characters, as well as landscapes and interiors of the scenes that were filmed on location in Tuscany and France.