Caroline Boff is a self taught artist that believes that everything happens for a reason. A sentiment that we agree with here at House of Coco. It's the reason why when Caroline looks back on her career, she can say with conviction, that there is nothing she would do differently.
We spent some time with her to find out more...
Tell us about you as an artist
I’m an emerging contemporary artist who exhibits internationally. My artwork has been seen in Vogue, Tatler, Vanity Fair, London Life, House and Garden amongst others. I am a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. I have recently exhibited in Miami, Greece, New York and London and have upcoming exhibitions in San Diego, London and New York.
Where did your love and interest for art come from?
I’m a naturally creative person. I always have been though when I was younger this came out in my dancing and singing as well as art. I came late to the party as I am a self-taught artist as I didn’t pursue art in education past GCSE. I maintain that my life would have been much easier if I had pursued art educationally when at school or university etc. But there is no point in regretting this, I believe everything happens for a reason. I love my art and I have it now as my career which is all that matters.
How do you want people to feel when they use your artwork?
My hope is that people feel joy, inspired, love and happiness.
Who’s involved in the business and what are their roles?
Currently it is just me.
For anyone interested in launching a career as an artist, what advice would you offer them?
That you can teach yourself and to get involved with coaching gurus who can teach you about running an art business. Personal development is also important in my opinion.
Talk us through an average day in your life…
Waking up (I’m not a morning person), listening to music or putting on Sky Arts, doing
admin, painting, taking my dogs Bobby and Lilly for a walk, going on social media and hanging out with my family and swimming.
What do you do when you are lacking creativity?
I see my family and spend time with my dogs.
How much has social media played a role in the success of your brand?
It has ben really good for my business.
What is your go-to quote when lacking motivation?
I listen to Sam Harris’ app Waking Up which is great for my wellbeing. This is the best meditation app I have come across.
Our readers love to travel, what destination is on your must visit list?
Ko Tao in Thailand, Coco Reef in Tobago and the Maldives.
What does self care mean to you?
Putting my care of myself first, meditation, exercise, family, work, art, inspiration, looking after myself, knowing who I am and what I like. Unless you look after yourself and know what makes you tick you are no good to anyone else. I try to be better today than I was yesterday.
Where do you see the brand in the next 5 years?
I’m sponsoring the National Social Media Awards in London this year. I also hope that my paintings will be worth thousands of pounds. Also, I hope to continue my art philanthropy and donations.
Where can people find out more?