Caroline Wallace was drawing and sketching animals from an early age but after her son was born, over 30 years ago, she broke her leg badly and was unable to work, so she had to find another income. Her aunt was a successful sculptor and helped Caroline develop her career as a sculptress.
After starting with commissions for clients, specialising in horses and dogs, she broadened her scope to other animals and birds as well as portraiture and even a tall ship. There followed life size orders including Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother’s racehorse ‘Special Cargo’ for Sandown Park racecourse and ‘Double Trigger’ for Doncaster racecourse, also the Grand National winner ‘Lord Gyllene’ for his owner Sir Stan Clarke who commissioned two statues; one for the Animal Health Trust at Newmarket and one for his garden in Staffordshire. Other commissions include Trevor Hemmings two Grand National winners ‘Hedgehunter’ and ‘Ballabriggs’.
Caroline has recently finished a limited edition bronze of HRH the Duke of Cambridge as Colonel of the Irish Guards mounted at the Queen’s Birthday Parade; three of which are for sale and the last one is to be auctioned for a service charity. She is currently working on commissions for the Jockey Club and other clients.
In addition to this, Caroline has recently completed another life size commission of the dual Olympic Gold Medallist GB show-jumping star, ‘Hello Sanctos’. Three of these have been cast; one for the jockey Scott Brash and the remaining two for each of his owners. The journey of how this was created and developed through to the foundry casting will be shown on a separate page of this website when the sculpture has been completed.
Caroline is also an accomplished animal portrait artist and recently branched out into making bespoke ladies hats for weddings, race meetings or any occasion where a hat may be worn. (www.carolinestitfers.com)
She lives on Exmoor with her husband and five working gun dogs; she has three grown up children and three step children.