Five Minutes with Caroline Boff

Caroline Boff talks creative process, online presence, and self expression.


Firstly, what does your creative process look like?

I psyche myself up either by interacting with humans, having one too many coffees, doing some dancing, speaking on the phone or working out. More often than not I have music on whilst creating or an audio book. I either just pour myself onto the canvas or I look on the internet for something to inspire me, or it can be from an experience or from some conversation. I do of course get inspired by great art. I most usually already have my blank canvases and so just choose one on instinct and much of my painting is done on instinct as well.

What has been your favourite or most memorable art sale? 

To a collector in the States. She is a loyal follower and talking to her about the power in women and how positive it is to create as a woman was a joy. She bought ‘The Followers’ and the wry sense of humour in that painting wasn’t lost on her. She is currently writing a book and I respect her as an artist and creator and in what she has to say to the world. It was a fun sale and she continues to support and empower me
What has been your favourite or most memorable art sale? 
I have increased my online presence which has been exciting. My artwork is in Tatler at the moment which is great. I have produced many more paintings than usual due to lockdown which has been a blessing in that way- every cloud has a silver lining! I have done my first interview which is now on You Tube with South Art Dealer in New York. I was really nervous but it went well and importantly I have gained in confidence in my art business. I have become inspired by so much more.
What is the most rewarding part of being an artist?
I know this can be a bit taboo to say but making a sale furthermore being able to confidently say that I am an artist, a good one and as long as I can hold a paintbrush I won’t ever retire. I love art so much and I am so grateful to be lucky enough to be following my dreams. Expressing myself is so important and I just adore it all of it!