Transforming walls, one brushstroke at a time. When people ask Carolyn what she paints, there is no single answer. Her work varies. Small and large scale, modern or non- objective , while always producing art that is bold, colourful and energetic. I invite you to see for yourself. Thank -you for viewing.
Carolyn has been a maker since early childhood , starting with a passion for fabrics and sewing. As a young adult she studied design illustration, pattern drafting and design and interior decorating but chose a business career instead. Fast forward to 2010 and she applied to and enrolled at The Vancouver island School of Art . Carolyn has also studied privately with several highly regarded artists. As well , she has attended many workshops to enhance her skills and satisfy her thirst for finding solutions and expressing herself creatively. Her fields of study encompass both two and three dimensional pieces, such as jewellery, painting, drawing and fibre art.
Carolyns' art is mostly modern. She has a love of abstract expressionism and non- objective art, but with her background in design and art disciplines that require precision , her painting style is mostly abstract realism . She uses many different mediums, such as acrylics, inks, graphite and pastels. She believes that working in a single medium is restrictive to her artistic process. Each idea manifests in its own individual style of art with its focus on colour and composition.
Although Carolyn starts with a plan , the end result is often quite different . Her inspiration comes from memories of beautiful moments captured during daily neighbourhood walks or while traveling. Her paintings just evolve. She starts with making some shapes and colour on the canvas and takes it from there. Carolyn also incorporates her love of pop culture and humour to create unique and fun three dimensional work. Her favourite works of art though , are often the third or fourth and final paintings on top of her other previous paintings producing texture and layers of show through colour. Whether painting , felting, sculpting or sewing, the finished pieces are always an interesting composition and unique palette of colours.