Pastel painting by Carolyn land

Am I Done?

“The skilled hand is never anything but the servant of the mind…Even if the professional schools should succeed in producing skilled workers trained in the technique of their craft, nothing could be done with them if they had no ideal.                              …

Mixed Media painting byFL artist Carolyn land

The Viewer

“I truly believe artwork does not exist without the viewer.  As an artist you have to let go—something happens that you are not a part of anymore and that is totally unique to the person viewing it.  When I see a person viewing my work, it’s quite amazing to me to see the different reactions…

collage and relief print by FL artist Carolyn Land

Creative Overload

“I think that when one is young it is the object, the outside world that fires one’s enthusiasm; one is carried away by it. In later life it is something within ones self, the need to express an emotion, that leads a painter to choose his point of departure, one form rather than another.”  …

Pasrel by FL artist Carolyn Land

The Artists Statement

” It is not enough for a painter to be a clever craftsman; he must love to caress his canvas too.” Pierre Auguste Renoir I would like to address a response to the post about the deep meaning behind my art.  Once artists start showing their work, they are asked for an “Artist’s Statement”.  The purpose is…