Carolyn Nelson/ Wood


figurative & abstract painting

Media: Painting

Vernon Street Studios
6 Vernon Street #16

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Artist Statement

I studied art at the Museum School of Fine Arts/Boston and The Art Institute/ Boston as well. I have also taken courses in painting at Mass College of Art . I
have a graduate degree in counseling psychology and had a private therapy practice for many years. Art however has been a theme throughout my life.

I have shown locally and had a studio in the Fort Point Channel area before moving to New Hampshire in 1991. While there I was on the board of the River Gallery School of Art in Brattleboro, Vt. and was a member of the Windham Art Gallery. My work is in many private collections and Iíve shown locally and throughout the Northeast. It is a pleasure to be able to make visual art in a committed way at my studio in Somerville. I am a member of the Cambridge Art Association.

My work is at times figurative. I also like painting still lifes and landscapes, but often choose to work abstractly, luxuriating in the paint with attention to form, line and color. The challenge for me is to stay with my passion and not be afraid to sacrifice the whole for the part. If the part becomes too precious, balance can be lost. It is akin to seeking that sweet spot in a game of tennis. The passion and challenge become intertwined and a resolution is sought in the paint.