The Heroine’s Journey of Caroline Reed

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love that my work touches people, and possibly makes them think.

What is my idea of perfect happiness? Being with my family.

What is my greatest fear? Not having enough time left to do all I want to do.

What is the trait that i most deplore in myself? My impatience.

Which living persons in my profession do I most admire? There are so many but here are a few, Maggie Hambling, Marlene Dumas, Banksy.

What is my greatest extravagance? Art books.

On what occasion would I lie? To keep someone I love safe.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? Not having enough patience with my work.

When and where was I the happiest in my work? Now I can work anywhere as long as I’m working I’m happy.

If I could what would I change about myself? I would not be so judgmental.

What is my greatest achievement in work? My greatest achievement is being able to help people with money raised by selling my work.

Where would I most like to live? By the sea in Cornwall.

What is my most treasured possession? My art books.

What is my most marked characteristic? Dedication.

What is my most inspirational location in my city? My roof garden.

What is my favourite place to eat and drink in my city? Trades club, Nelsons wine bar, Old gate pub.

What books influenced my life and how? Every book I read has some kind of influence on me.

Who are your favourite writers? There are to many to mention.

You only die once. What music would I listen to on my last day? Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, David Bowie.

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? The Hulk.

Who are my heroes or heroines in real life? My husband.

Which movie would I recommend to see once in a lifetime? Jaws.

What role plays art in my life and work? Art is my life.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? My husband, son, daughter.

Whom would I like to work with in 2018? Tracey Emin, Banksy, Damian Hurst.

Which people in my profession would I love to meet in 2018? Maggie Hambling.

What project in 2018 am I looking forward to working on? Flux.

Where can you see my work in 2018? The Curious duke gallery London, Hope art publishing, Flux Chelsea collage of arts London Nude Tin Can Gallery St Albans.

What do the words “passion Never Retires” mean to me? Never give up on what your passionate about.

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story? Roo S Waterhouse, Lucretia Elizabeth, Eleanor Adair, Raffaella Bertolini.

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