Carol Amos

Biography

“My work celebrates the beauty of plants, landscapes, birds and animals while focusing on the contrasts between sun and shadow and the interplay between vibrant colors. I often present my subjects in a close-up view to emphasize the visual impact, and then include many of the details which I consider the icing on the cake. I’d like for viewers to feel as if they are seeing the subject in person with me. My works are studio paintings in oils, but I am never without my camera to remind me of the inspiration I seem to find everywhere.”

Carol Amos was born in Lexington, Kentucky and now lives in St. Louis, Missouri and Scottsdale, Arizona. Her grandfathers were an artist and a furniture maker and her grandmothers were also artists. She has enjoyed indulging a lifelong compulsion to create art while pursuing careers in chemistry and commercial real estate. In 2001, she began serious study of oil and acrylic painting in classes with
St. Louis artist and teacher, Jerry N. Thomas, and continues to enjoy workshops with artists whose work emphasizes Western subject matter.

Carol gathers ideas and reference material for paintings on travels throughout the country, but most of her realistic paintings are inspired by the cacti and plants around her home in Scottsdale. Almost anything can become a subject for a painting if it provides an intriguing new glimpse of the beauty of the nature. She enjoys the challenge of concisely identifying and then portraying the particular aspect of the subject which caused her initial “WOW! -Look at THAT!” response, and of creating compositions featuring familiar plants, wildlife, or landscape features which are dramatic, yet retain a painterly quality upon closer examination. Carol is an active member in numerous art organizations, and her paintings have been included in gallery and museum shows and western art sales throughout the entire country.

ART ASSOCIATIONS:
SALMAGUNDI CLUB, New York City – Non-Resident Artist Member
WOMEN ARTISTS OF THE WEST – Master Signature Member
AMERICAN WOMEN ARTISTS – Signature Member
NATIONAL OIL & ACRYLIC PAINTERS SOCIETY – Artist Member
THE HOOSIER SALON – Artist Member
OIL PAINTERS OF AMERICA – Associate Member
SEDONA ARTS CENTER, Sedona, AZ

Artwork to be Showcased