try to reflect the beauty of color and light in my work. This process of
creating personal visual impressions is my joy in painting.”
Carol Gildar is an accomplished painter in watercolor, pastel and silk. She is enthused by the vibrancy of the watercolor medium and the transparency of color on paper. Her paintings convey a sense of color and light and capture the essence of her subjects in a style of impressionist realism. Carol also enjoys Asian sumi-e style painting using bamboo brushes on rice paper to create floral and insect motifs. Her watercolor and pastel still life and landscapes paintings reflect character, texture, color and mass. Her travels to France, Greece, Italy, New Zealand, England and throughout the United States provide a range of work that has been represented in shows in New York City, Chicago, Wisconsin and California. She has won many awards for her work and has been honored for one of her watercolors from the National Academy of Design Museum in New York City.
Carol is a graduate of Moore College of Art in Philadelphia. She is a native of Pennsylvania, lived in New York City for many years before relocating to the north shore of Chicago, Illinois. Carol works on location and in her studio. Her work is in private collections throughout the United States and internationally.
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