Turning a concept of my mind into a visual image brings me great joy. I am hopeful that those who look at my work find the beauty and spirit life has to offer, images that please the senses. I enjoy painting still life, landscape and, particularly, people…whatever inspires me at the moment. There’s a feeling like no other when you’re drawing or painting_capturing the mood of the moment in nature, of the sitter. I look at art as a sweet sojourn.
Life is never dull, the creature is never bored, when he or she becomes the creator.
(The Pursuit of Happiness by Pearl S. Buck, winner of the 1938 Nobel Prize for Literature.)
Carolyn was born in a rural area of Southeastern Michigan and located to Southern California in 1981. Her art studies began in 1995 when she enrolled in drawing classes at the California Art Institute, Thousand Oaks, California. Under the expert instruction of artist Norm Nason she was inspired to study portraiture, figure, still life and landscape using mediums of charcoal, pastel and oil. She most recently added watercolor to her body of work. In addition to drawing and painting with Norm, she received further training from accomplished local artists Neil Boyle, David Jonas, Max Turner, Jeremy Lipking, Ryan Wurmser and Leatrice Joy Richardson. Carolyn continues to frequent the California Art Institute where, It is your good fortune to be in the company of many well-known, respected artists. She is an Artist in Residence at Studio Channel Islands Art Center in Old Town Camarillo. Carolyn is a strong advocate of all things art and serves on Studio Channel Islandsªs Marketing Committee as Press Release Author, Chair of Donor Relations and is a Docent for the gallery. She is also an Associate Artist Member of the California Art Club. Her work has been accepted into many local juried exhibitions and is in the homes of private collectors.
Please visit her at the SCIART Center, 2222 Ventura Blvd, Studio C2
To contact her by phone: (818) 489-9607