Although Carol has degrees in Chemical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration, for 36 years she has pursued her love of watercolour painting, taking numerous traditional art courses; notably at Fanshawe College with Marion Drysdale, Lambton College with Gary Nixon, Blue Mountain School of Art with Pauline Holancin, as well as several private watercolour and journaling workshops with mentor Margaret Hoybach of South Carolina, USA. Carol paints various subject matter; including: florals, landscapes, animals and portraits; in situ and from travel experiences. Her artwork is privately acquired by collectors in North America, South America and Europe.
This collection of original impressionistic watercolours features a variety of garden flowers grown at homes Carol owned in Greensboro NC, Hillsville VA, Ocala FL and Strathroy ON. Garden designer Elizabeth Murray wrote: “gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as the paint and the soil and sky as the canvas – working with nature provides the technique. A successful garden is the highest form of art utilizing all the senses while orchestrating plants in various color combinations, shape, height and texture in a design to convey a mood or feeling”. With that, the flower compositions in this grouping were created with the desire to experience the natural beauty of garden art – indoors, all year round. Hope you enjoy viewing these original works as much as Carol enjoyed capturing them in paint.