Caroline Barnett’s sculptures of animal and human forms range in size from small ceramics and limited edition bronzes to large outdoor pieces in bronze or stone resin. Central to her work is a fascination with the way thought and instinct are expressed in form. Her life-long love of the subtle shapes and curves of nature began in her childhood on a Cotswold farm.
There she developed a deep and abiding interest in the natural world, and had the time and space to study it. Expressing this through art was a natural development, but she qualified as a solicitor and spent a busy 24 years travelling with her diplomat husband, bringing up their two children and working in a variety of ways and places.
Having returned to the Cotswolds in 2000, Caroline began sculpting seriously. She works in clay because it feels right under her hands, which want to build up shapes and textures rather than to carve away. Her work is largely figurative, and living things remain the bedrock and inspiration.
Her works are in private collections in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Republic of Ireland, Spain, Switzerland and the USA, as well as throughout the UK.