Bright colours and bold designs are the hallmarks of Caroline Wall (aka Winnie Fox) ultra feminine paintings. Though she is drawn to all sorts of subject matter, representing the female form in all its shapes is an ongoing project and passion. This approach is working well as she was selected by thisisradelaide.com on 2017 International Women’s Day as one of five female Adelaide artists to watch. Popular also with audiences, Fox’s 2017 SALA exhibition ‘She’ (a series dedicated to women) was a great success with over half of works sold on opening night.
Fox studied Visual Art at North Adelaide School of Art and went on to study her Bachelor of Education at UniSA where she majored in Drama. This led her on the path to perfoming professionally as a children’s entertainer for years before her passion for painting was rediscovered in 2016, when she was named as runner up for the Fringe Poster design. Shining a light on the word ability in disability is a matter close to Fox’s heart. After working for years entertaining children and families in paediatric wards around South Australia and Victoria and then going on to work at a special school with autistic children this exhibition is one of my most important to date. During the design process I thought about what the bat represented in my mind. To me, that was strength. Strength of the people behind this project; the people this is for. My bat is in keeping with my feminine style and to me it reflects the colourful personalities, beauty, authentic spirit and love that Willo Industries embodies. The other reason that I chose to represent a feminine form on the cricket bat was the link between the sport of cricket and the raising of awareness for women’s health, which was why I thought it was appropriate to still paint in keeping with my artistic style.