Carol Hart was born in Shreveport, Louisiana and earned her BA in Fine Arts with an emphasis in painting at Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas. She currently lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas with her husband Bill and their two cats. After moving to Arkansas Carol worked with children with disabilities for a number of years and later founded Life Styles, a non-profit providing critically needed services for adults with disabilities. Understanding the importance and power of art, Carol established the Blair Art Center for individuals to find their voice and express themselves through a variety of mediums.
Today, these accomplished Life Styles artists enthusiastically show their work throughout the region. Carol is an acrylic and mixed media artist. Her work includes landscapes, figures and abstracts. She likes to work in series as it gives her the opportunity to fully explore her subjects like her Sew What Series, her vintage women in sports paintings, or her current series focusing on memories, reflections and feelings of home. She collaborated with a local photographer pairing her interpretation of eight of his photographs. This winter she is collaborating with another painter to do a painting for the church she attends. She has work in galleries in Scottsdale, Arizona, Little Rock, and Northwest Arkansas. Carol has been honored with awards for her mixed media work and abstracts. In 2019 she was selected to be in M2 Gallery’s all female She Show and had two of her abstracts selected to be in the prestigious Delta Show.
About the Work
Art touches some part of me that nothing else does. I continue to be surprised and delighted at how painting both intrigues and engages me. While I enjoy experimenting with a variety of subjects, mediums and materials, I am an acrylic figurative painter at heart. Placing the figures in abstracted everyday settings I explore the relationship of color and shape to draw the viewer in. Once the process has started, I tend to paint instinctively looking for those unanticipated surprises to guide me.
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