Plaster Casts, Prints, Paintings & Handmade Books

Dorchester, England

Announcement    New Spring botanical plaster casts and butterfly greetings cards just listed!


Last updated on 08 Mar, 2021

New Spring botanical plaster casts and butterfly greetings cards just listed!


Caroline Soer

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Caroline Soer


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Artist/Maker - Painting, printmaking and making plaster casts of flora and flauna

After many years of living in Europe, Africa, the Far and Middle East my home is now in the beautiful Dorset countryside. I find the abundant nature surrounding my home a constant source of inspiration for my art.

I'm currently creating a range of decorative plaster casts which I've named Botanical Impressions. These preserve the textures and patterns of plant life in delicate relief.
I almost always have a drawing or watercolour on the go too! My favourite subjects to paint or illustrate are flora and fauna and for these I generally use watercolour paints, pencils and inks.
I also love printmaking, combining the prints with collage to create layered, mixed-media pictures and artist's books. My monoprints are made by inking up a plate with water based inks, then carefully arranging pressed leaves or flowers and sometimes other ingredients such as fabric and handcut stencils onto this. I use a press, gelli plate, barren or roller to transfer the image to different types of paper by hand. The plants will act as a mask and provide a negative image on the paper. A second 'ghost' print will then be pulled taking advantage of the plant's details that have been left in the ink on the plate - these are often the most beautiful as delicate veining is revealed. I will then either use these papers to print over with individually inked plants or combine prints to create an unique piece of art.

Over the years I’ve been commissioned to paint children’s portraits, floral and landscape paintings as well as murals and painted furniture. My designs have been used for greetings cards, websites and children’s clothing.

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Last updated on 03 Mar, 2021
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The plaster Casts are decorative items made with hard, fine plaster. They are sealed but please avoid contact with water. They can be kept clean with light dusting.

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