In 2011, Carol moved to Texas where she continues to pursue her love of Plein Air Landscape paintingoutdoors and in her studio. She was the Middle School art teacher at The Odyssey School, (2003-2011) in Stevenson, Maryland, where she combined her counseling and art background while still following her passion for painting.
Carol, a Southern Regional Realist, portrays her subject matter in a representational manner, and combines the best of Maryland, North Carolina, and Texas traditions in her paintings. Her works include a color sense using saturated colors with warmth and vibrancy. Carol is very interested in developing paintings with strong compositional elements, and continues her studies through various workshops and teaching resources.
As a studio art major at Kenyon College, Carol received Distinction on her Senior Comprehensive Art Show in addition to many other awards during her painting career. She is a life-long lover of art who has traveled extensively with a career spanning more than 25 years.
She has studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art, the Schuler School of Realism, the Mitchell School of Art, the Zoll Studio, and ClayWorks. She has studied with numerous teachers including Carol Lee Thompson, John Brandon Sills, Hans Schuler Guerin, Duane Lutsko, Scott Powers and Palden Hamilton in Baltimore. In 1996 Carol moved to North Carolina, where she studied with Andrew Braitman, Kate Worm, and Connie Winters and became an adult art instructor at the Braitman Studio. She taught at the Braitman Studio for five years.
In fall 2011, Carol moved to Dallas, Texas exploring and embracing the art of the West. She continues to pursue her love of plein air landscape and oil painting in the “Big Sky Country” of Texas. She has quickly integrated into the Dallas Art Community; she has become a member of a talented group of Texas Plein Air painters, Tutti I Lunedi (www.tuttiilunedi.blogspot.com). She has studied with Southern Methodist University Professor, Suzanne Kelly Clark, and was a participant of the 1st and 2nd Annual Plein Air Convention in Las Vegas and Monterey, CA. Carol portrays her subject matter in a representational manner, and combines the best of Maryland, North Carolina, and Texas painting traditions.
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