“I feel compelled to paint and draw. The challenge to capture an expression is a constant inspiration and continues to energize me to begin each new project. Portraiture is my passion. I am inspired by the human face and seek to portray the illusive essence that is the “person” and not just capture a likeness. “
Carol painted and drew for as long as she can remember. Since 1975 she studied with several Toronto tutors including William Chapman, Gerry Pouly, Faye Sproule, and Philip Wolfe and worked with the Etobicoke Group.
In 2005 Carol took figure and portrait workshops with Anthony Ryder, and this began her journey into the world of realist art. Shortly thereafter she found and enrolled with the Academy of Realist Art in Toronto.
Over the next 6 years, Carol completed the ARA program under the tutelage of Fernando Freitas, Juan Martinez, Ryan Gauvin and Marc Colangelo, and graduated the program in 2011. The program progressed through rendering Bargue drawings, charcoal and carbon pencil cast drawings, to oil painting still life and the figure. During her studies she was inspired to examine portraiture in both modern and historic terms. Carol now lives in Kingston, Ontario and attends several local art groups for figurative and portraiture studies.