Art to make you Smile and Feel Good!
Artists Statement: I am drawn to colours, shapes and designs that remind me of meaningful experiences, memories and my favorite places. Seeking clarity through layers of acrylic and mixed media, I uncover something new based on images and emotions from deep within my soul.
That's another way to say I create art that is free flowing, whimsical and fun with many layers. I use acrylic, mixed media, spray paint, stencils, stamps, pencils, markers, crayons, oil sticks, knives, spatulas, sponges rulers, my fingers and a whole lot more. I work in short bursts of time when I'm most creative to get the best result, and i work on multiple pieces at the same time rather than just one. I don't begin with an expectation or a vision, and enjoy the process and the unexpected results that can come from being completely uninhibited. I don't set a time limit or work continuously on any single piece, and keep each piece going for as long as it takes before the artwork tells me it's complete.
Carolyn was born in a small town in Eastern Ontario, studied interior design at the University of Manitoba and moved to Toronto upon graduating. She has worked in the fields of interior design and construction and is currently a successful commercial real estate professional.
Carolyn was chosen to participate in the OSA 2020 Emerging Artists Juried Competition, has participated in numerous Canadian Art Fairs including Riverdale ArtWalk, ArtWalk in the Square, ArtFest-Kingston (2022), Bayview Studio Tour, Queen West Art Crawl, Toronto Artisans Market, North York Visual Artists and North Toronto Group of Artists and had her work published in Ember Chasm Review. Carolyn frequently participates in group shows at Leslie Grove Gallery and the Blue Crow Gallery Summer Show.
Carolyn is currently the Vice-Chair of Artists' Network, a not-for-profit organization that helps artists to be better businesspeople through education, networking and exhibitions and was instrumental in working with the City of Toronto to find the Artists Network a permanent home in 2019.