Caroline Levis
Irish Artist, Impressionist-style Watercolourist.

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Caroline Levis (b.1957)
Irish Watercolour Painter

An artist completely in touch with her chosen medium of watercolour, Caroline Levis specialises in sensuous Impressionist landscapes and nature paintings. And what compositions they are! Who can fail to be aroused by her pictures of tangy lemons, or the shimmering heat of an afternoon in Provence? After 20 years experience of watercolours, such is her skill at capturing the right colour, and sense of movement (or stillness), that one feels she must have painted all her works en-plein-air.

In any event, Levis seems to have mastered that delicate balance between lightness of touch and boldness of expression which is characteristic of all outstanding watercolourists. (Note: For other modern painters based in Ireland, see: Contemporary Irish Artists. For the world's best practitioners, please see: Top Contemporary Artists.)


For late 20th century artworks,
see: Contemporary Art.

Born in Dublin, she was educated at Trinity College and the National College of Art and Design. She is now a full-time artist and divides her time between her Dublin studio, the family home in West Cork, and summer workshops in Crete. As well as producing works for exhibitions, and executing commissions, she also gives regular courses on watercolour art, for beginners upwards, both in Dublin or West Cork. See her website (below) for details.

Influenced from an early age by Impressionism, Levis has a loose style, but one perfectly suited to her subject matter, whether it be the raw coastline of Ireland or the softer rainbow locations of the Mediterranean. And her treatment of light, heat and water is uniformly impressive.

Not surprisingly, her works have been exhibited in solo as well as group shows in numerous galleries and exhibitions. These have included: the Bobby Dawson Gallery, Dun Laoire; the Powerscourt Town Centre, Dublin; City Hall, Cork; West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen; Lahinch Art Gallery, Co. Clare; Miriam Bailey Gallery, Bandon, Co. Cork; Village Framers Gallery, Dublin 14; Hungry Hill Art Gallery, Adrigole, West Cork; Colebreene Exhibition, Malone House, Belfast; and several Art Ireland exhibitions at the RDS, in Dublin.


Levis' works are represented in public and private collections across Ireland, including The O’Reilly Institute, Trinity College Dublin; St. James Hospital, Dublin; as well as private collections in England, France, Germany, Greece, USA and Australia.

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An outstanding watercolourist! We strongly recommend that you visit her website to see more of her beautiful work. Visit:


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