Vibrant, saturated color; free, expressive brushwork; boldly structured composition; all these are the hallmarks of Carolyn’s work. Her art dances between the representational and abstract, evoking the deeply felt emotion with which it is created. She began her artistic career focusing on watercolors and still, over 20 years later, remains challenged and intrigued by this exciting medium that allows the artist to convey images with great luminosity and vibrancy. Her explorations in color and structure have led her to more abstract work with acrylics and collage.
She exhibits frequently in juried shows in the Mid-Atlantic area. A past president of Potomac Valley Watercolorists, she was accepted into that organization in 2000, and in 2018, became a Signature Member of the Virginia Watercolor Society.
Her works hang in the World Bank, The Falls Church Episcopal, in several corporations in the region and in numerous private collections.
One of her favorite things to do besides paint is to help other people find delight in their own creativity, and so she speaks about the intersection of art and faith for various organizations. Having taught art to children for over 15 years, she currently gives private art lessons in her home.
She lives in McLean, Virginia, with her family.