Caprice first picked up her paintbrush in 1994 and quickly discovered a hidden talent. She studied with artists Karen Hersey, Keith Smith and Shane Garton and soon found herself in a world of colourful oils,
shapes and art techniques. Her insatiable thirst for knowledge of art has become an obsession as Caprice eagerly reads each and every art book she can get her hands on.
In 1998, Caprice's first solo exhibition gave her the confidence and courage to pursue painting as a full time career. She has continued to exhibit on an ongoing basis and her works are now in private and corporate collections in Western and Eastern Canada, United States, Europe and New Zealand.
Caprice works and exhibits her paintings from her Studio Gallery located in Kimberley, British Columbia, Canada.
Caprice prefers selling directly to her clients, as it allows her to get to know the unique people who purchase her work.
Caprice feels privileged to be able to use her talent to help others. She has donated several paintings to organizations such as Muscular Dystrophy Canada, Wildsight Environmental Society, In-Definite Arts Society which supports art programs for people with developmental disabilities, and "Reaching E-Quality Employment Services" which assists people with disabilities to find full-time employment. For two consecutive years Caprice was commissioned by the Variety Club of British Columbia to produce a painting for their annual "Show of Hearts" Telethon to benefit children with special needs. She was also commissioned, along with 5 other prominent Canadian women artists, to produce a painting for the Canadian Foundation for Women's Health. Caprice is a strong advocate for the environment, animal rights and natural health, all of which are reflected in her lifestyle.
In 2005, Caprice was honoured by her high school, The Lethbridge Collegiate Institute, with their "Wall of Distinction" Award, along with Olympic gold medal hockey player Billy Gibson. This lifetime achievement award acknowledges career accomplishments and humanitarian efforts. Caprice received yet another honour in 2011, this time from her elementary and junior high school, St. Joseph's School when she was inducted on to their "Wall of Fame" in Coaldale, Alberta.
Teaching art has become another passion for Caprice. Passing on the knowledge that was passed on to her is certainly an important part of her career. Working with children has been especially rewarding, as their innocence and imagination is inspiring! In 2011, Caprice had a great experience teaching "at risk" teenagers at the Kimberley Alternate School and hopes to do more in the future. Please click here to watch a video of Caprice teaching the youth at the Alternate School.
Whenever the opportunity arises, Caprice travels to not only see new landscapes, but also to art galleries and museums in Canada and abroad. Looking at art illuminates and inspires and gives her new focus when she returns to her own canvas.
Unable to physically walk through forests and climb steep mountains, Caprice calls upon the powers of her imagination to experience their beauty and majesty. Her vibrant colors and bold strokes reflect her strong connection to mother nature. Looking at a Caprice painting is the next best thing to being there!
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance" - Aristotle
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