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ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Carolyn was born and raised in New Jersey and has been interested in painting since she was in elementary school Under the instruction of an awesome art teacher, she entered a city-wide art competition for students attending the Paterson, New Jersey school system. She won first place for a watercolor painting done from a window on the second story of the school she attended. The school was situated on a hill overlooking the city of Paterson with the old silk mill buildings and bridge over the Passaic river.
Entwhistle School of Art, Ridgewood, N.J.
The Ridgewood Art Institute under great teachers such as Arthur Maynard, Allen Avery and Frank Russo.
The Isabel O'Neil Studio, New York City
3 year home study course which included drawing skills and painting.
Private art teachers and numerous art workshops
Art-related employment and experience:
Worked as a free-lance mural tile artist for Bergen Brick and Tile, Wyckoff, N.J. working in overglaze, kiln-fired china paints .
Freelance artist - including paintings, home portraits, wedding invitation keepsakes and commissioned artwork.
Taught art at the Hawthorne Christian Academy grades K through 12.
Two-person show at the Valley Hospital Art Gallery at Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, N.J.; Raritan Bay Medical Center Artist's Night as one of the featured artists; The Ridgewood Public Library, the Designer's Showcase House . Sheldon Fine Art, Naples, Florida, Ocean Reef Gallery, Key Largo, Florida and galleries in Nantucket, Mass. and Martha's Vineyard, Mass.
and Frederick Gallery, Spring Lake, New Jersey.
Experienced Workshop Teacher:
Organized and headed art and craft workshops which included multiple opportunities to develop skills to complete high quality projects.
Presently conducting art workshops nationally. See workshops and art instruction on this website for schedule.
Published workbook Creative Explorations Painting with Alcohol Ink on Yupo with online videos demostrating the methods and techniques required for painting with ink on yupo.
Member: N.J. Society en Plein Air Painters
Lower Hudson Valley Plein Air Painters
ARTIST STATEMENT: The things I value most are my relationship with God, through my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and the blessing of a wonderful husband, two sons and their wives and five of the most precious grandchildren. I enjoy spending time with my family and plein air painting with my friends. I value the beauty of the fascinating changes in color, texture and contrast in the surrounding landscape and capturing that on canvas with a strong focus on the light.