Professionally trained as a Master’s level Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist, Carol painted as a way to find creative expression and to refocus herself into the positive of life.
Carol’s style and belief is that people want images around them that create a feeling, and evoke an emotion that is of a positive nature. Life can be harsh, but art, music and faith are there to keep us balanced.
Encouraged by her husband, Sidney, she began to paint and exhibit with greater consistency. Various subjects, including landscapes, florals and figures continue to be an interest and are typically depicted in watercolor, pastel, or mixed media.
Primarily a self-taught artist, Carol has taken art courses at local colleges, and participated in workshops from local and published professionals.
Having been accepted into several juried exhibitions, Carol has been the recipient of the New Jersey Chapter American Artists Professional League Award for Representational Art.
In 2005, she was awarded a ribbon for merit in the New Brunswick Visual Arts Juried Art Show.
In March, 2006, Carol received an Honorable Mention at the 2nd Annual Jersey Shore Juried Art Show.
Two paintings, “Shore Birds II” and “Mom-Mom, I like it here!” were selected to be
published in Jersey Shore Publications’ new coffee table art book, Long Beach Island Rhapsody. The book became available in July, 2006.
In September, 2006, Carol received an Honorable Mention at the Ocean County Artists’ Guild Juried Member Show.
Carol was selected as “Artist of the Month” by Pine Shores Art Association which presented a show of her work during the month of September, 2006.
In May, 2007, Carol was the recipient of a Third Place Award in the Professional Pastel Category at the 2007 Senior Citizen’s Art Show.
In October, 2007, Carol was the featured artist in the UNIQUE BOUTIQUE at the 3rd Annual Luncheon “Women Against MS”, held in Princeton, NJ.
In May, 2008, Carol was the recipient of a First Place Award in the Professional Mixed Media Category at the Senior Citizen’s Art Show.
In May, 2009, Carol won Best in Show at the Pine Shores Art Association Spring Art Show.
For the month of April, 2010, Carol presented a Solo Show entitled, “Textures”, at the Lavallette Branch of the Ocean County Library.
In May, 2010, Carol received an Honorable Mention at the 2nd Annual Music and Arts Festival held in Toms River, New Jersey.
In August, 2010, Carol was awarded a First Place Award for the mixed media painting, “Grape Arbor” in the Senior Citizen’s Art Show. The same painting won an Honorable Mention in 2010 in the NJ State Finals.
In May, 2011, Carol was the winner for Works On Canvas with the painting, “Figure It Out I”, at Long Branch Art in the Park.
In June, 2011, Carol presented a solo show of her work at the Ocean County Artists’s Guild, in Island Heights, NJ.
Since July, 2011, Carol has been an instructor at the Ocean County Artists’ Guild.
In September, 2011 Carol was awarded third place for the painting, ” Evening Breeze”, at the Members Juried Show of the Ocean County Artists’ Guild.
In June, 2012 Carol was awarded an Honorable Mention for the painting,”Floral Design” in the Professional Category of the Senior Citizen’s Art Show.
In September, 2012, Carol was awarded second place for the painting” Queen Nefertiti’s View” in the 23rd State Juried Exhibition at the Ocean County Artists” Guild
In June, 2013, Carol was awarded third place for the painting, “Cascade” in the Professional Category, mixed media, in the Senior Art Show.
In August, 2013 Carol was awarded two places, First in Professional Mixed Media, and Honorable Mention in Professional Watercolor in the Lacey 5th Annual Art show.
In June, 2014 Carol won First Place for the painting, “Cattus Island” in the Professional Category, Mixed Media, in the Senior Art Show.
In June, 2016, Carol presented a showing of her work at the Terner Gallery in Ocean, N.J. entitled,” Through My Eyes”. The show will remain until August 5, 2016.
In June, 2016, Carol won Second Place for the painting, “What’s Cooking?”, in the Professional Category, Mixed Media, in the Senior Art Show.
In September, 2016, Carol won First Place for the painting, “Snowscape”, in the Landscape Category, Ocean County Artists Guild Members Juried Show.
In October, 2016, Carol won First Place in Mixed Media at Art at the Oval, Livingston, NJ.
In May, 2017, Carol was winner in the category of Mixed Media for the painting, “Figure it Out”, at Art in the Park in West Long Branch, NJ.
In June, 2017, Carol won Honorable Mention in the professional category, mixed media at the 41st Senior Citizens Art Exhibit for the painting,” Figure it Out”.
On June 3, 2017, Carol received Best in Abstract at the Manaquan River Group of Artists show for the painting, “Iris Composition.”
Carol is currently teaching two classes at the Ocean County Artists Guild in Island Heights, NJ.