“Art is what I have always done. As a child, my mother, an accomplished artist, nurtured my drawing and painting. After many years of creating and exhibiting, she still inspires me. I paint Oils and Pastels in a variety of subjects both from observation, as well as studio work using reference photos. Every day I’m inspired by my beautiful surroundings, a seaport with historical architecture. My art is about savoring the details. Painting figures and commissioned portraits is undeniably my passion. There is nothing more exciting than when a face or a likeness, emerges into an expressive presence. I take my time to create a bold composition to lead the viewer to quietly linger within. My art allows me to share my experiences, my places, and portray personalities.”
Carol Reynolds studied painting and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Syracuse University. She has been employed by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., The Nan Miller Gallery in Rochester, N.Y., and as Gallery Director at the Newburyport Art Association. She is currently employed as a designer at Newburyport Framers and focusing again on her own art after presenting, promoting and exhibiting other artists’ work for many years. She paints landscapes in pastel and oil as well as commissioned portraits. Her artwork has been exhibited in many group and solo shows where she has received various awards. Carol is a member of the Newburyport Art Association and the National Association of Women Artists.