Caroline Richardson started painting professionally in 2014, after working as a graphic designer for almost 20 years. She has trained intermittently with tutors from the Charles H Cecil atelier in Florence and the London Atelier of Representational Art over the past couple of years as she wants to continually improve her skills. Caroline's subject matter reflects modern life. Most of her time is occupied by figurative and portrait work, but she also experiments with still-life and floral compositions. She usually works from photographs, using the sight-size method, meaning that she blows up the photo to the actual size she'll paint at, and she regularly examines her work from a distance to check accuracy and balance.