Caroline McLachlan was born in Pembrokeshire, then moved to Waterloo outside Liverpool, where she first remembers drawing. In those days there were warships and submarines in the Mersey, and she drew them from her bedroom window. She has drawn and painted all her life and still has sketch books going back to when she was nine. When she left school she went to The Laird School of Art in Birkenhead, before going to the Royal Academy of Music to study singing.
She didn’t do much painting until her sons went away to school then she did an Open College of Art course with Margaret Layton, which she describes as, ‘enormously enjoyable and useful’. Since then she has painted as often as possible with a variety of teachers, including Ken Howard, Lucy Willis and Tom Coates, and recently with David Tress. She reports, ‘All these artists have been hugely influential to me and have given me great encouragement in my work’.
She has exhibited in London at the Mall Gallery, in Birmingham, in Pembrokeshire, in Ludlow, as well as having three solo exhibitions in Bewdley library.
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