‘Walking into Confidence ‘ with Caroline Boff
Artists Feature – VAA Member of the Month December 2021
Artist, Caroline Boff, sits down with us at the VAA to discuss her recent achievements and how her confidence has helped to propel her career.
You may have heard that ‘self-confidence is the foundation of success’. Here at the VAA, we know this to be true. However, like with many things, this is easier said than done.
It’s unlikely your confidence will improve overnight, we wanted to take the time to show you what can happen when you take the leap and put faith in yourself. This month’s featured member, Caroline Boff, provides insight into the heights you could reach with a little more confidence.
Caroline Boff is an English artist, based in the Greater Manchester area. Self-taught, Caroline paints in vivid colour across a variety of styles. Just over a year ago we had a chance to discuss Boff’s art practice, today we have a chance to reflect on how the previous 12 months has propelled her business.
In the time since your previous interview, how would you say that your mindset has changed?
I still feel that I will never retire, I adore what I do too much. Since my last interview, I have learnt so much about myself. This has been visualised through the art I create. My work is a visual representation of my life, emotions, and adventures. You know what they say, knowledge is power, having this knowledge has made me feel more in control of my life. That power has been translated through my art and people seem to love my work: that feeling is amazing! Inspiring others motivates me to create, I still work hard, I’m determined, and I love it!
I believe if you take your career as an artist seriously, you can grow as a person. Creativity and opportunities fluctuate, as an artist you need to be prepared for the hard work it takes. I’m proud to say I’m learning to navigate the storms with joy and a glint in my eye.
Karen has simultaneously acted as my navigator and anchor. Her wise words have stayed with me and helped me along the way. Not only has she given me direction, she has also illuminated my path.
Karen’s insight is absolutely brilliant, truly like gold dust! Similarly, the VAA has acted as a foundation that I can really rely on. It gives me confidence knowing that they have my back, providing me with vital advice, opportunities, and information.
November 2020 to January 2021 Joined Easel, 4 Art Technologies, Circle Art Foundation etc.
February 2021 Artist Talk with Global Art Advisor Carolina Conforti Art Advisory published on Vimeo and https://www.carolinaconfortiadvisory.com/art-talks
2021 My Art Featured in Floreat, Rugbeian Society
2021 Began with VAA mentor Karen Van Hoey Smith.
2021 Became an artist with the global design firm M Moser, New York
2021 Artwork ‘The Dance Off’ won the Coup de Coeur, Art Certificate – international art competition
2021 Taken on by Tin Man Art – London and Hampshire art advisor and gallery
2021 Became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce
2021 Became Mhist’s first patron.
2021 Exhibiting at Spectrum Miami with Artavita
2021 Featured Virtual Reality exhibition ‘The Importance of Colour’ with Discover Art Placer
2022 Exhibition with South Art Dealer, LINKEDINYC, ‘Women of the World’, Tribeca, New York
2022 Interview plus artwork on the cover of Floreat.
2022 Feature in the Collector’s Choice, China.