Caroline Esbenshade

Caroline Esbenshade - photo by Andrew Christie 2016
Caroline Esbenshade - photo by Andrew Christie 2016

Caroline Esbenshade

Caroline Esbenshade’s artworks are built around implied narratives and loaded ambiguities.

Though laden with obsessive details and having most brush strokes obscured by blending her work still reads as visceral through the use of primal elements like raw canvas, dripped paint, and marine life.

Born in the United States, Caroline has since relocated to Melbourne’s western suburbs. Her arts practice has included fine art, gallery work, teaching, and graphic design. In the last few years her practice has grown to incorporate her new passion for snorkelling and marine life. Recently she explored these marine subjects in depth during her residency with Wyndham Council where she created multiple new pieces of work, held art workshops at the Point Cook Coastal Park, and started a collaborative project with the local kindergarteners. When she’s not in the studio she is regularly found at or by the ocean or involved in citizen science projects through her involvement with various local marine and environmental groups.

Great Barrier Reef, mixed media on paper 150cm x 134cm (approx.) 2016 by Caroline Esbenshade
Great Barrier Reef, mixed media on paper 150cm x 134cm (approx.) 2016 by Caroline Esbenshade
(abalone) Haliotis oil paint 30cm x 40cm 2015 by Caroline Esbenshade.
(abalone) Haliotis oil paint 30cm x 40cm 2015 by Caroline Esbenshade.

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