Long-time St. Croix resident Caroline Duprey is the "artist-in-residence" at Designworks, located in Apothecary Hall at No. 6 Company Street in Christiansted, where a selection of her work is always on display and for sale.
Caroline studied art at the Manchester Institute of Arts, Manchester, NH, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, Ginger Norman Studio, Loudon, NH, and DeCordova Museum School, Lincoln, MA. Her work has been exhibited throughout New England and in the Virgin Islands. On St. Croix she is a regular exhibitor at the Good Hope School's Caribbean Fine Arts Exhibit, while on St. Thomas she has been invited to participate in several group shows at Mango Tango Art Gallery.
"Perfect portraits of places are not what I strive for in my art," she says. "Therefore, I work from a sketch done at interesting sites I have encountered in my travels or from memory. I want to capture a particular feeling or color that remains in my mind. An artist, I believe, never knows what the catalyst may be to start him or her on their painting adventure."
For her December 2008 Art Thursday show, she presented several three-dimensional pieces, including the title piece, The Red Pennant, a 16 x 10-inch oil on board featuring a wooden hull carved by the artist's husband Robert, an accomplished model boat builder.
Caroline carries on the tradition of the "Mango Mamas" by painting acrylic greeting cards, also available at Designworks. Her show, "Sun and Moon," runs December 16 - January 15 at Designworks.