Born in the heartland of America, Carolyne Hawley was raised on a rural
farm outside Chicago, Illinois. Horses in particular captured her
artistic interest at an early age.
Beginning with sketches and progressing to oils,
Carolyne began establishing her future as a renowned equine artist.
With her young family, Carolyne migrated to Southern
California, to settle in the magnificent desert surrounding the Palm
Springs area. She continued to pursue her artistic talents, honing in on
the powerful interpretations of horses for which she is known, and
accumulating an acclaimed collection of Western influence paintings.
Carolyne attributes a major artistic influence to the
late Burt Proctor, a founder of the Laguna Arts Pageant, and has also
studied under the tutelage of Emily Touraine, Donald ‘Putt’ Puttman,
Martha Sauduk, Neil Boyle and Ron McKee.
While raising her family, Carolyne focused her artistic
attention locally and through venues allowing flexibility, resulting in:
Carolyne resides on a small ranch in the high desert near Palm Springs
where she paints in her studio, rides her horse, and teaches workshops
in the area.