Artist Biography of Caroline Keogh
I was born in Alliston, Ontario and raised in the village of Tottenham, north of Toronto, Canada. As a young woman in the 1980’s, I attended The University of Waterloo to pursue a Bachelor of Arts Degree. I enjoyed exploring many Visual Arts courses there and found my creative side unleashed. After marriage and having four children, my career dream came true when I was accepted to attend York University for Teacher’s College, the year I turned 40. I earned my Bachelor of Education and love the creativity of being a full-time elementary school teacher. As a lifelong learner, I acquired a Visual Arts Teacher Specialists and continuously taking many art courses. I was a member of the K-W Artist’s Co-op for a few years and participated in many art shows and studio tours. I have since constructed a main floor home studio in my townhouse at Victoria Common, Kitchener where I create art and teach private lessons.
I enjoy many wonderful facets about becoming and being an artist. My creativity flows in a variety of mediums and from abstract to realistic work. As a teenager, I learned sewing and quilting which skills I can now apply to fabric art. After many art classes in Saugeen shores and the Blue Mountains, Ontario, I developed skills for painting landscapes from my own photographs in acrylic or watercolour paint. I created a form of mixed media work which includes fluid acrylic pouring base and then gluing a variety of glass beads, metal bits, small gears, old jewelry, marbles and a variety of items finished with a resin high gloss finish. Lately, I have taken another course and now enjoy playing with encaustic heated beeswax art. I am becoming known for unique works of art with commission opportunities, participation in studio tours and arts events. Upon retirement, my artistic life will continue to be a source of creative joy.