Caren studied fashion design at University of Salford.
She then worked in the fashion industry as a designer of Ladies’ and Children's wear
for well-known high street stores.
A career break to have a family enabled Caren to
rediscover her love of art and she began to experiment with different forms of
Today Caren's uses wool & silk fibres in a 'painterly'
way in order to create textural moody felt pieces that depict, landscapes, seascapes
& floral designs. As well as felt, Caren works in other textile
media including: Batiks, Silk Paintings, Hand Made Silk Paper pieces & Devore.
In addition to creating & selling her own
work, Caren teaches adult classes & workshops for, Adult Education Services as well as privately. She also teaches Art in primary schools throughout Cumbria