New Work

semi-abstract image including body parts, plants, water, and a view of the stars, all described in thick paint and bright colors.
The Earth Has Bubbles, 48″ x 36″, acrylic, pumice and modeling paste on canvas
A large perilous journey painting filled with contradictory forms - a foot, a flower, a plant, a tablecloth, some hands, and more. Colorful and highly textured
Perilous Journey VIII, 42” x 32”, acrylic, modeling paste, and pumice on canvas
a complacent abstract figure is encroached upon by a swirling set of black lines. Colors are yellow, pink, yellow, black
Surprise Encounter, 42″ x 32″ x 1.5″, acrylic, modeling paste and pumice on canvas


Caroline Anderson’s work has a tactile, layered immediacy that expresses a passion for the physical act of painting. In larger works, colors layer over each other in a built-up surface where you can visually excavate each narrative as it is added. In many smaller works, Anderson takes the opposite tactic: she layers a thin sheet of color, then sands or abrades it, to add another sheet until the final surface is rich and luminous.

Expressionist, intuitive, and sometimes surreal content is mixed with abstraction. Anderson mixes technical contradictions with visions of what it means to be human in times of permanent anxiety. There are ghosts, storms, fish, and bones.

The immediacy, physicality, and intuitive nature of the work is a kind of “anti AI” in that it cannot be reproduced on a computer screen. If you want to experience them in real space, please contact the artist.