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Caroline Zimmermann

Whether it be searching for powder, the perfect wave, or the perfect light to paint, Caroline's passion for travel has led her to all hemisphere of the earth. Her paintings in oils have carefully documented her desire to experience such varied environs as the South Pacific, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indonesia, as well as her native California and Mammoth Lakes.

Caroline began painting in oils at the age of six, nurtured by creative parents and the artistically rich setting of Laguna Beach. Her years of experience culminate in paintings produced by a labor-intensive technique that involves numerous coats of sizing onto linen and the application of many layers of alkyd-resin glazes. This results in the deeply transparent surfaces that contrast wonderfully with the creamy opaque areas of the work. Caroline divides her time between Europe, and her two California studios: One, on the southern coast in Laguna Beach. The other, 8,000 feet up in the Sierra Mountains. A few months every year are spent travelling the world, gathering images and life experiences.

LAGUNA BEACH Caroline's permanent residence is in the artist's community of Laguna Beach, where she has lived, surfed and painted for over 20 years. She has been an exhibitor at the Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts for 17 years and her work is featured at the Gallery McCollum.

AWARDS: 1994 "Lasting Impressions" National Award, Inglenook Vineyards
1992 Murphy Cadogan Scholarship awarded to graduate students of merit


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