Caroline Holley is a Botanical Illustrator who lives and works in the city of Sheffield, close to the famous Peak District National Park and in the centre of the United Kingdom. She originally trained in watercolour landscapes and still life; prior to moving to Sheffield she spent nearly 20 years living, painting and teaching in the Mendip Hills in Somerset.
Botanical illustration focuses on recording the intricate details of the endless variety of forms and colours displayed in plants.
With a degree in Geography and Botany from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and a certificate in Botanical Illustration from the University of Sheffield, Caroline combines her knowledge and love of plants with her artistic expression to produce vibrant and botanically accurate paintings of plants in watercolour. She always paints from life and celebrates the transient beauty and diversity of the plant kingdom throughout the seasons.
Caroline will be exhibiting a selection of her botanical paintings at Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens, Stewart Lane, Stillingfleet, York, YO19 6HP from 1st-30th September 2016.
Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens are open every Wednesday & Friday in September plus Saturday 3rd, Sunday 4th, Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th. Admission £5. (£1 for under 16s).