After graduating from a London art school, Caroline travelled to India where she underwent a second formation: for six years in a Christian Art Ashram followed by six years in a Hindu temple town. Returning to UK in 1988, she re-connected with her western roots via the psychology of C.G. Jung. She has undertaken numerous commissions for the Church and private individuals, held exhibitions and led workshops and retreats both in India and Europe. She has founded an art ashram in Suffolk where she continues to sculpt, paint and write in a context of contemplative spiritual practice. She is a teacher of the Scivias Institute for Art and Spirituality.
BIBLIOGRAPHY – Recent links
Made in the Image of God: Art, Feminist Theology and Caroline Mackenzie by Grace Ji-Sun Kim. Originally published in The US Huffington Post 6th March 2015 and is linked here
Gender equality needs men to be close to their children by Duncan Fisher posted on 1st Sept 2015 and is linked here
C.V. – by date
Born Reading U.K.
St Martin’s School of Art, London, BA Hons. (Fine Art)
Lived at INSCAPE Art Ashram, Silvepura, Bangalore, India. Studied and worked with Christian artist Jyoti Sahi.
Lived in Melkote, a Sri Vaishnava temple town near Mysore, India.Studied Sanskrit and philosophy at The Academy of Sanskrit Research.Worked on commissions and held exhibitions.
Lived in Wales, U.K. Worked as a free-lance artist, led workshops & art retreats & gave lectures.
Visiting Artist at Prasada, De Montfort University, Leicester. Worked on St Helen’s Catholic Church Caerphilly Commission.
Returned to INSCAPE. Painted, worked with masks, and began sculpture with local artisans.
Artist in Residence at Fireflies Earth Spirituality Ashram, Bangalore.Worked with local artisans on granite carvings for Fireflies Campus. For Fireflies website click here and utube video click here.
Worked with artisans at Artha Enterprise near Bangalore on granite sculptures for UK.
Studio at Butley Mills, Suffolk, U.K. Working in bronze and painting.
Established The Art Ashram in Leiston, Suffolk, UK. Working in bronze and developing the relationship between art, psychology and faith development.
Teacher of the Scivias Institute for Art and Spirituality.