|O-018 Meditation In Green by Carol Quinn oil 24x30 $550|
CAROL QUINN FINE ART
About the Artist
Born in 1950, Carol Quinn, a long-time Northern California resident, currently lives and paints in the foothill town of Folsom,
. She specializes in capturing the
surrounding natural landscape using oils. Viewing Carol’s art often evokes a
strong personal connection for many people, drawing them in with the comforting
feeling of familiar scenery or a favorite travel get away. California
Since moving to
in 1965, Carol has focused almost exclusively on rendering the endless variety
of landscapes and seascapes found there. She is consistently drawn to the
strong, golden light that transforms everything it touches. Carol remarks that
she particularly loves the late afternoon and early evening light when a scene
is bathed in a golden or rosy peach glow, this is the magic hour. Her oil
paintings are distinguished by the glow of an inner light which makes them come
While primarily self taught, Carol has worked with Anita Wolff, Kathleen Dunphy and Mike Bagondonas. Carol states that each of these artists has provided the insights, challenges and tools to help her take her painting skills to the next level. Painting is a lifetime commitment, one that I am fortunate to do.
In recent years, Carol has focused on painting the Sierra, Yosemite and
Tahoe regions. These areas with their majestic land forms, vibrant
color, as well as the varied faces of Lake Tahoe,
provide limitless opportunities for new interpretations in oils. She is also
drawn to the magnificent, gnarled oak trees set against golden hillsides in the
summer or the lush green of winter and spring. Carol feels they are one of the
iconic symbols of . California
My goal is to capture the feeling of a particular place and connect emotionally with the viewer to provide a beautiful respite from a busy world, she states. Art collectors have remarked on how looking at one of Carol’s paintings takes them back to a place they visited and renews treasured memories of time spent there.
Galleries-Petra Vineyard Tasting Room and Sutter Street Gallery,
Folsom, Ca. St.
Selected Exhibits and Events
August 2012-Three paintings purchased by
Hospital, , Ca. Placerville
June-2012-Folsom Art Association Membership Show-Bank of America Gallery, Folsom
June- 2012-Barbera Festival-
June- 2012 Spring Studio Tour, Folsom, Ca.
January 2012-“3 x 3” Show-El Dorado Arts Council Gallery-Placerville,Ca.
August 2011-45th Annual Mother Lode Show-Placerville, Ca.
June 2011-Barbera Festival-