Carolyn Landers

From a young age, I knew that I wanted to be an artist. To prepare for this profession, I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro with additional study at the Art Students League focusing on fashion.

In recent years, workshops with nationally recognized artists have ignited the creative flame. My professional career was as company artist for Burlington Industries in the Executive Offices and two positions in City Planning.

Now my technique in oil painting is a combination of realism and impressionism. Inspiration comes from a variety of places – a story, artifacts, a scene across the street, breathtaking views during travels, sunsets, a still life, or a pear. At every turn, I ask myself "Is there a painting in that scene?" Even without a brush in hand, my thoughts are really never far from the artist in me. Also, I am never without a camera to record the beauty of our surroundings that may one day inspire a painting.

What do I think of when I paint? Are the colors compatible with each other? Are they complementary? Do they blend well? Do the lights move the viewer around in the painting? Are the shadows of the right intensity and believable? Is the composition pleasing? Are the brush strokes exciting?

With all of these things considered, it is my goal to create an image of light and vibrant color for the viewer to have a visual candy – a “dance of the eyes." ENJOY!

Contact Carolyn at: carolynlanders@earthlink.net,
or 239-598-3320.