Caroline Reehl Boykin has always loved to create. Her childhood on the Alabama coast cultivated her enchantment with art and southern culture. Touches of this admiration of hospitality and southern grandeur are seen today through her work.
A summer of studying figure drawing in Florence, Italy led Caroline to the realization that being an artist was in her bones. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Mississippi in 2005. Caroline’s focus was ceramics, but she has a true passion for all mediums in art.
All of Caroline’s work is centered around the fragility in a moment. There can be joy and sadness and courage and fear all within a moment in time and in a breath of life. The subjects of female forms and flora are captured in the peak of the bloom and the second of a pose focusing on internal strength and external beauty. She creates these subjects in sporadic and impulsive mark-making, capturing movement and life. Texture, color, functionality and line quality are all important aspects of her expressive artwork.
Today, Caroline lives and works in Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband Will, sweet baby girl Leavie and bulldog Gus. Her artwork has been featured in various publications and is in homes all over the United States.