Carolyn Ann Steward

    Attributes

    • Female
    • Mixed media
    • Painter
    • tempera wax

    Galleries

    Galleries exhibited in the past:
    Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville, VT, USA
    Korongo Gallery, Randolph, VT
    Cortina Inn Rutland, VT, USA
    Dartmouth Hospital art exhibits, Hanover NH, USA
    Gifford Hospital artist exhibit, Randolph, VT, USA
    White River Art and Craft Randolph, VT, USA

    Contact

    About the artist

    When I was a young painter I painted out of passion. This passion led to discipline and discipline has led to inspiration. I get inspired by what I see. I cannot paint without having some sort of subject and that subject can be the same thing over and over again. In the visual world there are infinite variables to explore. I use photography and visual lessons acquired from my forty plus years at my craft. By using photographs I am free to paint almost anything but I like to keep it within my own reference point of experience so that I can see deeper into my subject than the camera allows.

    I use tempera because it is a very responsive medium and I like the vibrant color it has. I use it in a similar way that oil paints are used. That is, I will apply it thick and use broad brushwork as well as tiny detailing. I finish my work with a special wax medium to protect the art. This medium also makes it appear wet as when it was first painted.

    Having my work on the Internet gives me a chance to share it with people. Although my work has been exhibited in galleries I have sold many more paintings on line which has far surpassed what I could sell at galleries and so I have gravitated to online sales. I do not frame the work for sale on line because I find it gives the buyer a chance to coordinate the art with his environment by buying the frame himself. This can be a problem for buyers because a framed work is far more appealing than an undressed painting. Those who understand this can rest assure that my work is the result of a mature and competent artist and when framed it will offer a satisfying display experience. Selling art without a frame also allows my prices to be very reasonable for the buyer and cuts shipping costs