Carol resides in Kennett Square, PA. She received her BFA in painting from the University of Delaware in 1985. Carol is known for her expressionistic landscapes and her works are represented in many public and private collections.
"My work interrogates the balance between representation and abstraction. I’m attracted to rhythms of nature, and inspired by simplicity of form. My paintings are landscapes, earthscapes and seascapes, environments refracted, filtered through soft light and flattened color. Modern, yet grounded in observation and emotion, they encompass fields of grain and fields of vision; oceans of deep water and oceans of color.
I trace lineaments of trees and surf, horizons, interstices of space, liminal breaths between ground and sky. I explore the structure and order that resides in nature. In a sense, I tell stories with my brush. Not complex narrative tapestries, but elemental stories, manifestations of collective knowledge and a sense of deep, evolutionary time.
My process is an accumulation of moments, each with their attendant small excitements. I map out relationships and boundaries; I add layers; I subtract and simplify. Line and color, shape and form, texture and physicality: these qualities merge in the gestures of my brushwork. I observe the tactile surfaces of my paintings, play with rhythms, with harmony and space. As I work, the surface ebbs and evolves, then settles, like a sea after a storm.
Though my process is instinctual and embodied, it’s designed to engender shape and structure. I draw on movement and energy — making marks, moving paint — to create work that, with patience and a bit of luck, finally resonates.
As my paintings evolve, beauty emerges from the tensions inherent in this process.”