Born in Auckland, Caryl moved away from city life around age 40 to follow her belated dream of living in a rural part of N.Z. She now divides her time between Whangaroa in the Far North and Arrowtown in the deep South and feels incredibly fortunate to be able to focus on what she loves doing most - painting. "I feel a great sense of achievement when my works are appreciated and shared with other like minded people" she says.
To capture the essence of the form in her works she uses visual, sensual and emotional thoughts and feelings. She has been invited to exhibit her art regularly over the years which has resulted in many sales along with commissions. Watercolour, charcoal, pastel and pencil are her favoured mediums as they allow her to express freely momentary energy.
In 2004 Caryl gained a Bachelor of Visual Arts diploma. Prior to that she satisfied her creative needs by establishing and running a ceramic factory in Kerikeri employing up to eight staff for five years then sold the business to concentrate solely on painting.
Caryl is currently represented by Queenstown Gallery of Fine Art and Masterpieces Gallery in Kerikeri.