My intent as an abstract painter is to share a sense of wonder, joy, and hope. Color is a key component in this expression along with the interaction of shape, line, and space. Allowing intuition to guide my decisions results in freedom of expression and a sense of being in flow. A dialogue takes place between inner and outer world, a conversation with spirit. My figurative work portrays those spirits that protect and guide us, those we cannot see, but whose presence we sense.
Painting is a process of exploration and discovery. It allows me to remain a student knowing that I cannot predict what will show up in the work. Wonder is an essential element. This quote by Michael Mew says it well: “The meaning of a piece often becomes apparent only in the end. It’s like finding a secret message that you unknowingly sent yourself.”
All proceeds from work sold are donated to charities dedicated to saving the planet.
Carolyn resides in Tryon, NC and Twin Bridges, MT.