Creating art is, and always has been, the best way I have to express myself.
My subject matter is influenced by my reactions to my surroundings, my emotions, my gut instincts, and my personal narratives. On any given day, I may paint my view of garden flowers in a vase on the table or a scene that has been swirling around in my head for a week. Or I may just stand in front of a blank page with nothing particular in mind and lay down colors and marks until they start to take form.
I work in a variety of media, sometimes combining several. I use the materials for a piece that I feel will bring it to life. Energy is an important aspect to my work: the liveliness of the effort, the physicality. Even if the piece depicts a quiet subject matter, it must have a life force. I love brushstrokes, scribbles, the directionality and texture that they create. I love to add emphasis with outlines and linear elements.
Color is the key element in the majority of my work. My favorite medium is acrylic paint. I have a large covered palette that keeps the acrylic fresh. I continue to add glob upon glob of paint to it. It is a 16″x12″ tray of luscious color! People often comment on it. It’s a treat to have all that juicy pigment to play with.
Through my art, I share my history, experiences, hopes, and dreams with you, the Viewer. Thank you for visiting, and enjoy. – Carol
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