EXHIBIT DATES: October 26 – November 22, 2020
Meet the Artist: Wilson will be hosting the gallery Monday, November 2 and Saturday, November 14, 2020.
Sonoma County artist, Carolyn Wilson, presents Oh, The Places You’ll Go, mixed media and collage works that explore favorite travel locales.
Travel and exploration are favorite activities and a source of artistic inspiration for the artist. With travel now on hold, take a seat and join us for some armchair traveling as the artist revisits places with memories, sparking dreams of days when we are all free to roam the earth again. Explore numerous favorites including Yosemite, Carolyn’s homeland, England, France and African safari adventures.
A lover of textures, Carolyn Wilson specializes in creating collage that has a rich tactile surface, with partially hidden layers that create a sense of mystery and history. Her surfaces emerge using watermedia, such as watercolor and acrylic ink, on rice paper. She is happiest when surrounded by a mountain of hand colored papers, with glue and brush in hand.
“Communicating more than what is visible on the surface, my collages begin life in an abstract way, then grow into something more recognizable. Using ephemera, such as maps, printed words, letters and postage stamps collected on my travels, my art is literally embedded with my life story. You often need to step up and take a close look to discover these hidden surprises,” said Wilson.
Wilson has participated In Sonoma County Art Trails Open Studios since 2014. Paintings by the artist have been published in two books: “The Encyclopedia of Watercolor Techniques,” by Hazel Harrison (UK, 2018) and the “New Encyclopedia of Watercolor Techniques,” by Hazel Harrison (USA, 2010).
The Small Works Showcase on the stairway features Drawn to Animals a collection of drawings by Laura Roney that capture her bond with our animal friends. Animals have always been a part of the artist’s life. “Having them around makes life complete and us happier,” noted Roney. Believing every animal has a personality, Roney looks to capture that unique quality in creating their portraits. These drawings are so captivating, they can’t help but lift our spirits.