BEAUTY OF THE EARTH
Carolyn Councell, Artist
August 30 - October 11, 2015
About the Artist
This exhibit titled BEAUTY OF THE EARTH features watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings by well-known local artist Carolyn Councell. Carolyn is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art and has had experience in commercial art, teaching, and fine art. She is a member of several art associations including the Baltimore Watercolor Society and the Annapolis Watercolor Club. She is also a member of The Maryland Federation of Art, Arts Alliance, Annapolis and the Barrier Island Arts Gallery in Sanibel, Florida. She has exhibited extensively in each of these venues as well as other galleries in these regions.
Carolyn has received numerous awards including: First Prize in the Baltimore Watercolor Society Anniversary show at the Mountpelier Gallery in Laurel Maryland; Honorable mention at the Annapolis Watercolor club exhibit at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis; and First Prize at the Annapolis Watercolor Club exhibit at Maryland Hall in Annapolis. She has won equal awards and another honorable mention at the Art League in Alexandria and recently, First Prize in Arts Alliance shows at The Annapolis Maritime Museum.
Paintings in this exhibit represent her preferred media: watercolor, acrylic, mixed media and oil. Carolyn’s styles range from realism to abstract and she usually combines both approaches in each painting. Subject matter includes people, landscapes and flowers as well as the seascapes featured in this exhibit.
About her work she says “I try not to set boundaries in painting, leaving “the door open’ to inspiration which can come from various experiences. I feel each painting has a life of its own. I attempt to go with what each one suggests to me, such as mood, color, composition, balance and all the elements of art. I let the painting “speak to me.” By continually learning and trying different media, I feel there are many concepts, approaches and possibilities in painting that I have to explore.”