For over 40 years, Karole has explored various expressive mediums including ceramics, collage, watercolor, acrylics, oils and hanging sculpture.
Education, Experience and Travels
Karole attended Rhode Island School of Design studying graphic and advertising design. Pastel, collage and mixed media are her mediums of choice. Her award winning work has appeared in many national juried exhibitions. She is a member of the Pastel Society of America, Pastel Painters of Cape Cod and the Providence Art Club. Exhibitions include the Vose Gallery, Attleboro Arts Museum, Next Door Gallery, True Grit Gallery and Illuminations Gallery.
In 2008 she traveled to Peru with the Art Ambassadors Project and in 2011 to Italy to experience and paint the Umbrian/Tuscan landscape. In October of 2016 she traveled to The Ring of Kerry to discover and paint Ireland’s untouched coastal lands. Karole returned to Tuscany in October 2017 to paint in the vineyards surrounding Siena.
Karole is a member of the Pastel Society of America, Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, Connecticut Pastel Society, Providence Art Club, Attleboro Arts Museum and the Foxboro Art Association. She demonstrates and consults as requested on art projects and exhibitions.
Process and Philosophy
An appreciation and concern for the disappearing green spaces in the local environment are at the center of her painting focus. She chooses to capture intimate scenes of Southeastern New England, bringing the viewer to a place of identification and memory. Often the scenes are not unique and frequently overlooked … streams, fields, farms, paths. These subjects come into play when suddenly trees are downed, land is excavated and what was once a tender resting spot for the senses is now a development of oversized houses.
Evolution and Expectation
The landscape was once a subject that attracted her because of her appreciation of nature and all things green, but it now takes on new importance. She feels compelled to document the changing landscape, to reconnect her audience to the earth with which they coexist.
Recognizing this “call to action” presents a responsibility to be vigilant at capturing the gentle terrain of her surroundings. She remains open to opportunities that will give a greater voice to her concerns about the diminished open space.