Carolyn Lindsey, a residence of Cuervo New Mexico, creates paintings in oil, oil pastel, and watercolor using the people and places in the area as subject matter. Painting from life, she feels is paramount in the understanding and use of color. The point at which you leave the subject matter and allow the painting to dictate its own ending is important in completing a successful original work of art. Creating art is a continual process of learning, with many ways to achieve success.
Carolyn received her M.F.A. in painting and drawing from Texas Women’s University in Denton, Texas. She is currently a full-time art instructor for Clovis Community College. She is member of Plein Air Painters of New Mexico and received the 2019 Best of Artist Member Award at the national juried show in October. She has recently been awarded the Artistic Excellence Award at the 2019 Wild Rivers Plein Air Festival, as well as the Artist Choice Award and the Wild Rivers Recreation Award. Her work has been accepted into several juried competitions, including receiving the American Impressionist Society 2018 Gamblin Award of Distinction and Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, Santa Fe Plein Air Fiesta 2018 2nd place and most creative subject, and artist choice awards at the 2020 Fiesta. Oil Painters of America; receiving Donor’s Award of Excellence in 2011 National Competition; Best of Show in 1996 Oil Painters of America Southwest Regional Competition; and American National Gallery Award of Excellence at the Oil Painters of America National Competition in 1998. Website: carolynlindsey.com