Caroline Buchanan was born in Zimbabwe and educated in Harare. She has always been passionate about art and took it to the end of her school career. She decided to pursue a career in education at Rhodes University and thought that would have better job prospects for her, although in hindsight she should have gone with the art as she never really enjoyed the education side of life. She continued to sketch and paint while she married and began a family – although lower on the importance ladder while bring up children. She moved to New Zealand in 2000 with the family where she lived until 2008. They decided to come back to Africa, which had never really left their hearts. Photography became a great source of inspiration to her in New Zealand – and every picture was taken with the thought of painting it. Sadly the family were working too hard at their Chocolate factory for her to take up sketching and painting again.
However – with the decision to move back to her homeland, she decided to take her art more seriously and took up lessons with Nicky Thomson at Art 4. All her pieces are painted from places that she has been to and she aspires to capture the beauty, grace and serenity of the natural world around us, which we often don’t appreciate in our busy lives. Her art work is exhibited in a couple of galleries in Johannesburg, one in the Eastern Cape as well as in some restaurants and private businesses. She has been part of group exhibitions on occasions and has hosted her own exhibitions.