Carolyn Edlund - Oil Painting, Watercolors, Drawing, and Ceramics
Contemporary realist painter Carolyn Edlund was brought up in Rhode Island where time painting in the outdoors provided insight into nature and developed a keen eye. Her paintings are created with a high level of technical skill and quality. Her eye for detail, draughtsmanship, and finely developed sense of atmosphere combine in the creation of the highest caliber of work. She produces meticulously crafted compositions whose controlled use of color and sense of stillness encourage slow contemplation. Her paintings feature a range of subjects, from pastoral scenes and still lifes to portraits. Her skillfully rendered still lifes encompass traditional genres and a recent foray into social commentary and interpretations of phrases and fables. She paints in oils on canvas and panel, and watercolors on archival paper finding inspiration from the Hudson River Valley and beyond.
Edlund's work has been published in the American Arts Quarterly, American Artist, Country & Abroad, and Island Living (UK); and was selected for exhibition at the Salmagundi Club (NYC); at the Chianciano Art Museum for the Biennale Chianciano in Tuscany, Italy; Bienniale Internazionale Dell'Arte Contemporanea in Florence, Italy; and for inclusion in the MFHA Centennial Art Exhibition (nationwide tour).
Representation: Her paintings and drawings have been represented in the United Kingdom, Chile, Italy, New York City, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Colorado, New Jersey, Maryland, Connecticut, Florida, and Virginia.
In October 2018 she was recipient of the Dutchess County Executive Arts Award for Individual Artist that recognizes an individual residing in Dutchess County [NY], whose achievements in his/her discipline are widely recognized and who has demonstrated a compelling or unique artistic vision.