About CdP

This is BELLA, a greyhound. She is delighted to have her portrait online and wants to know whether the humans would like a drawing of their pet too. Bella and Caroline feature in their first art podcast end of January 2020 ! YouTube Hounds4Life Episode 8.


Caroline della Porta is an established illustrator, artist and art educator.
Whatever your preference, project or publication –
Caroline would be delighted to discuss options with you.

CdP Illustration began in 1985 in a studio in Shoreditch, London, England.

Caroline initially developed her strong black line and colour style to suit the newspaper industry, with short deadlines and variable paper quality. Many commissions from clients in the Design and Publishing sector, local Councils and businesses enabled her to build a strong and varied portfolio.

An advocate for equality, she was part of the Red Wedge Visual Arts team in the 1980’s and participated in many of the graphic novels and comics of the time, (Crisis, Revolver, Girl Frenzy).
In 1990, CdP Illustration moved to Brighton.

In 2000, Caroline emigrated with her young family to New Zealand, and now lives and works in Picton on the South Island.

UK Clients include:
NEWS: BBC Media, The Guardian, The Observer, The Sunday Times, The Independent
MAGAZINES : Radio Times, Time Out, Good Housekeeping, Nursing Times, Homes & Gardens, Cosmopolitan, She
PUBLISHING: Oxford University Press, Bodley Head, The Womens Press, Harper Collins, Heinemann, Penguin
DESIGN : Pentagram, Conran Octopus
CORPORATE : Islington Borough Council, Unilever, NUPE, Barclays Bank
NZ Clients include:
Seresin Estate, Prenzels Distillery, Maritime NZ, Harcourts, Whittakers Chocolate, Marlborough District Council, Fishhead Magazine

 And more….
Caroline also follows a strong visual art and design practice as an exhibiting painter and textile designer. She is an Art Educator, establishing RAW (Real Art Workshops) in 2012, and The Looking Space in 2014.

She works as an educator in Heritage Education at the Edwin Fox Maritime and Marlborough Museums. and facilitates regular ‘pop-up’ Art Workshops.

AWARDS : Peters Doig (2013, 2015, Winner 2016), Adam Portrait Award (2018, 2014)

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