Carol Reeves divides her time between Maine, Connecticut and Florida. This provides her with plein-air painting opportunities that would fill any painter’s palette. Also, her travels allow her to paint on location throughout the U.S. and Europe. Working in both oils and pastels, her painterly approach, using lively brush strokes and bold color, have earned her the title of “colorist.” A hot under painting offers her the opportunity for creating the juxtaposition of cool over hot, thus conveying a sparkling effect that allows her paintings to glimmer.
Carol received her formal education from the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts, augmented by years of study with master painters across the U.S. She has exhibited her work nationally, and has been honored with many prestigious awards from a variety of notable institutions and associations including: The Salmagundi Club, NYC, Catherine Lorillard Wolfe, National Arts Club, NYC, Chicago Windy City Artists, Ort Technical Institute, Chicago, Oklahoma Artists, Tulsa, North Light Art Publications National Competition, Cincinnati, Ohio, Pastel Society of North Florida, Fort Walton Beach, Academic Artists Association, Springfield, MA, New Britain Museum of Art, CT, Renaissance in Pastels, Paul Melon Art Center, CT, and many more.
Carol participates in many national shows and solo exhibitions which have included “The Romance of Europe” at The Carmelle Art Gallery of The Dequaine Museum and Cultural Center, and the “Galleria Storicco Centro” at DeMedici Square in Florence, Italy . Her works are included in many private and corporate collections- most recently in the grand foyer of the American Embassy in Haiti.
Carol is a member of the Oil Painters of America and serves on the executive board of the CT Pastel Society, where she is a CPS Signature member. She is also a member of The American Society of Portrait Painters, The American Academy of Women Artists, The International Society of Pastel Painters and The International Society of Artists, based out of Sweden. She has also been juried into the prestigious Biennale Internazionale Dell’Arte Contemporanea in Florence, Italy.