“I believe that the most authentic experience one can have is with nature. I am fascinated by the intricate designs that are created within the small space of one’s vision. The lines, forms, colors, and textures, of the natural elements are what motivate my art. As an artist, I reach deep within myself in order to express an image inspired by nature, or man’s interaction with it, that will touch the viewer as it has me, or cause the viewer to go on and look more closely at the wonders that surround us. Part of learning to see as an artist, has been to find the possibilities in the abstracted shapes and color masses, found in the web of a spider, the bark of a tree, or the color reflected in a bubble of foam along the water’s edge.” — cALand
BIO AND EDUCATION
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Carolyn A. Land was born and grew up in the New York City metropolitan area and was exposed to the creative process at an early age. She has a BA in Art Education and an MA in Education, for which she presented a paper on “Motivation for Learning: Through the Arts”.
She has studied with well-known contemporary artists and authors. Artists in the field of Pastel: Marla Baggetta Allen Flatman, Richard McKinnley, Elizabeth Mowery, Maggie Price. Artists in the field of Abstraction: Carol Barnes, Mary Todd Beam, Gerald Brommer, Carrie Brown, Pat Dews, Maxine Masterfield.
She has shown her work in juried shows at: The DeLand Museum of Art, DeLand, FL, The Cornell Museum of Art and History, Del Ray Beach, FL, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL, DeVos Museum, North Michigan University, Marquette, MI, Peabody Auditorium, Daytona Beach FL, The Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, Ormond Beach, FL, The Ormond Memorial Art Museum, Ormond Beach, FL, Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center, Daytona Beach, FL, The Art League of Daytona Beach, Daytona Beach, FL, Artists’ Workshop Gallery, New Smyrna Beach, FL, Art Haus, Port Orange, FL, Gateway Center for the Arts, Deltona, FL, as well as many outdoor festivals.
SMALL AND GROUP SHOWS
Carolyn has been part of numerous small group shows including: “Mindscape” in the New Smyrna Beach Gallery, New Smyrna Beach, FL, “Art in the Round”, in the Tavares County Administration Building, Tavares, FL ,“Transcending Dimensions” at the Ormond Memorial Museum of Art, Ormond Beach, FL, “Interpretations” at the Daytona Art League, Daytona Beach, FL, “Re-Mix Gatherings”, The Casements, Ormond Beach, FL, “Beyond Boundaries”, Tavares City Hall, Tavares, FL, and “Jazz on the Green”, Casselberry City Hall, Casselberry, FL.
She has had a number of solo shows: “Taking it a Step Further”, The Art Spot, East Stroudsburg, PA, “An Odyssey of Texture”, The New Smyrna Beach Gallery, New Smyrna Beach, FL, “One Human Family” the Casements Cultural Center, Ormond Beach, FL, “Odyssey in Texture 2”, The FL Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Artisan Gallery, Deland, FL., “From Scales to Symphony”, The Casements Cultural Center, Ormond beach, FL. “Mindscapes”, The Casements Cultural Center, Ormond Beach, FL, “The Land Beneath the Stars”, The Casement’s Cultural center, Ormond Beach, FL.
She has paintings in both private and corporate collections, and has been the recipient of many awards. She teaches Abstract Art and Pastel Painting at the Artists’ Workshop in New Smyrna Beach, FL.
CLASSES, WORKSHOPS & EXHIBITS
Visit our “UPCOMING EVENTS“ page for a schedule of classes, workshops, exhibits and more.
A complete resumé, awards list, juried show, small group and solo shows, will be e-mailed, upon request, to Galleries and perspective clients.