Recognized in the Washington, DC area as a surrealistic painter, in addition to a mixed-media sculptor and an art educator for over twenty years, Carolyn returned to her native North Carolina to continue her creative lifestyle.
Using bright acrylic colors and frequently mixed-media, Carolyn brings her own imaginative interpretations of birds and nature to the canvas. Nationally recognized artists and museum curators have juried her works for inclusion in national shows.
Carolyn was selected from over 1,400 national and international artists by the District of Colombia Commission on the Arts, to participate with 150 artists to paint individual large scale sculptures exhibited in Washington. She was affiliated for many years with the Greater Reston Arts Center in Northern Virginia (GRACE). Her Original works have been exhibited in the Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC, The Target Gallery associated with the Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA, and the Joanne Rose Gallery, Reston, VA. Other works are included in private collections primarily on the east coast, and nationally.
Carolyn complemented her Masters of Art from East Carolina University with further studies in France and Taiwan. As an art educator for over twenty years, Carolyn brought her well-known and highly respected “The Young Artists’ Series” to Wilmington. She offers group lessons, local summer camps, and workshops for children and adults.
Since teaching in Wilmington for 8 years, “The Young Artists’ Series” has held 7 annual art exhibitions. Over 200 people attended the 2015 exhibition.
Although she teaches in a more traditional manner, Carolyn is working on a series of constructions and pop art creating multi-level canvases for 3-dimensional art pieces sometimes incorporating found object pieces. This is Carolyn’s second pop art seris, with the first being well-received in the Washington, D.C., area.