Press Release 4/15/16
(Kent, Connecticut) – Bantam artist, Carol T. Moore will be exhibiting her work in a show titled, ‘Impressions,’ at the Kent Memorial Library beginning May 2 until June 30, 2016.
Moore is well known in the area for her colorful, energy-charged painting. Recent paintings in pastel reflect her interest in negative space and industrial sites. Plein aire landscapes are also a favorite in oil, acrylic and pastel.
Carol’s paintings are in collections throughout the United States and Canada. She has received numerous awards and honors from the Connecticut Pastel, New Haven Paint and Clay, RCC, CPS Pastel Society of West Coast, Artwell, Kent Art Association, Trinity Art Show.
She has had exhibits at Oliver Wolcott Library, Litchfield; Miranda Vineyard, Goshen; Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, Torrington; Salt Water Grille in Litchfield, Gallery at Noble Horizons, Northern Exposure Gallery; New Mil Bank in Kent; Merwinsville Hotel; N.M. Watson Wild Bird Supply, Kent Land Trust and recently in a ‘by invitation only’ show at the Trinity Church Gallery in Salisbury. Her work can be seen at the Fine Line Gallery, Rte 6, Woodbury. Her memberships include The Connecticut Pastel Society, CAFA, Kent Art Association, WAL, and New Haven Paint & Clay.
She received her Masters from Wesleyan University; BA from University of Connecticut; and AA from Northwestern Community College. Carol is past co-president of Connecticut Pastel Society, been the featured artist in iTOWNS, The Hartford Courant, hosts a weekly television interview show on Friday at 8:00 p.m. in the Litchfield area, NCCTC Adjunct Teacher, University of Connecticut, OLLI Program in Waterbury, and offers painting and pottery classes at her home studio, Pots & Paints Studio in Bantam.
“I see beauty in the mundane and in the broken,” says Moore about her subjects, “I will paint a structure that is decaying as a way of preserving its history. I respond to the proud nature of a these structures that are slowly falling apart from age and loss of usefulness. Once these buildings and structures were important cogs in the wheel of an industry and now stand forgotten and alone. I respond to the rhythms and energy of city streets, rooftops, and old factory buildings and all the many different shapes and colors found in urban and industrial areas. Not only do I respond to the urban and cityscapes, I also find landscapes intriguing and a challenge and most recently my impressions of flowers and vegetables. My goal is to show the atmospheric energy that I feel as I paint the scene. I am drawn to pathways in my landscapes. I see these passages as a way of getting into a different space. The colors, atmosphere and energy are important features in my works. I like pastel painting because of the immediacy of the medium, the vibrancy of the colors when painting en plein aire or in the studio. Again it is my goal to capture my impression of the scene.” she continues.
Please join us on Saturday afternoon, May 7 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. for a reception to meet the artist. It is free and open to the public. Please register. For more information, call 860-927-3761 or go to kentmemoriallibrary.
You may view Carol’s work online on Facebook, Connecticut Pastel Society’s website and Fine Line Art Gallery’s website.