Caprice first picked up her paintbrush in 1994 and quickly discovered a hidden talent. She studied with artists Karen Hersey and Keith Smith 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.
Whenever the opportunity arises, Caprice does venture past her studio door and travels to not only see new landscapes, but also to art galleries and museums in Canada and abroad. She finds them most illuminating and maintains a level of inspiration.
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"
Caprice's paintings at her Studio Gallery in Kimberley, British Columbia.
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 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.
"I discovered Caprice’s work when visiting Kimberley. Caprice’s paintings were so poignant and full of life, I knew I had to visit her studio and meet her in person. In the span of one afternoon, we met and I had purchased my first piece. Impulsive, I know, but still worth it to this day. What drew me to my first piece was that every brush stroke seemed to contain a story, as if every single inch of the canvas was thought out in a completely natural manner. Every morning the canvas looks different and what adorns my wall becomes more of a window overlooking a forest that is ever changing.
Caprice puts a lot of effort into meeting her clients and establishing friendly liaisons with them, which is a practice that is slowly fading away but should be kept up for the sake of art itself. Your understanding of a piece of art becomes richer when you know the artist and can imagine what brought them to creating it. Dialogue adds to the story and being able to share your feelings with the artist about something they created is a remarkable experience, turning that painting into something much more than just a canvas hanging behind your couch.
An important thing to note is that Caprice has made her art available to everyone who wishes to visit her studio and for that we can count ourselves lucky. I write this after my second acquisition, fully aware that it probably won’t be my last."
Mathieu Doucette, Montreal, QUE
"I love the insights that you share about art, life and the world. All of your paintings are beautiful and fascinating. I compare your body of work to a spider web; you are the creative centre, and your work simply takes different directions but is all connected. I have not seen one painting that I would say is “better” than another. They are simply different and represent the influences in your rich and wonderful life."
-Lennea Durant, Vancouver, BC
"I can only stand back in awe at the gift Caprice is able to share with the world. Her passion for life and love of nature is seized in the breathtaking play of colour boldly applied to the canvas with dramatic brush strokes. I have been blessed to watch her evolvement and she is always excited to apply new techniques that she has learned and each painting truly reflects her fresh, true and honest spirit."
Bernadette A. Taylor-Hill, Interior Designer, Calgary, AB
Caravaggio Exhibit, Rome, Italy, May, 2010
Photo: Shawn Parker Photography
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. You are welcome to view
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