About Caroline Skinner
I’ve always loved animals – as a child I was lucky to live with a menagerie as my parents often acted as an informal rescue centre for other people’s unwanted pets. One of my earliest memories is of my Dad teaching me to draw a very rudimentary cat. I’ve supported wildlife conservation charities since I was a teenager.
Seeing wildlife has always been a definite highlight of any trip. I get just as excited to see a rabbit in the grass verge or a bear up a tree! I’ve always painted and sketched, and my work has increasingly centred around animals and wildlife. Animals are endlessly fascinating and a great challenge as they tend not to sit still for long!
I’m currently working on wild animal paintings from observations at conservation parks, trying to convey something of their nature and vulnerability in my work. Until recently you could find me volunteering at my local RSPCA cattery (sadly, now permanently closed), and I have two gorgeous rescue cats. I spend a lot of time watching animal movements and characteristics and further developing my art skills and techniques. This means that I can provide you with some truly unique animal or wildlife art, often in unusual colours.
I’m fascinated by rhinos – they’ve existed for tens of thousands of years and it saddens me that we are likely to lose them completely if nothing changes. Sales of my rhino art and gifts are currently helping rhino conservation projects across Africa and Asia. Save the Rhino work tirelessly with experts and communities to protect rhinos from poaching and educate people about wildlife conservation.
I hope you like my quirky colourful views of the animal world as much as I enjoy painting them for you.