Carol Jenk­ins

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Artist Carol Jenk­ins be­lieves “Paint­ings are like a win­dow that can trans­port you to an­other place in time.” Places and things in ev­ery­day life in­spire her, as she wants to ex­press the feel­ings they evoke.

She says, “I love paint­ing out­side in na­ture, im­mers­ing my­self in the land­scape [and] cap­tur­ing the at­mos­phere and mood of the day. There’s a cer­tain grace and beauty that I see in the forms of the trees and clouds and all the har­mo­nious colors around me and the sparkle of sun­shine in the rip­ple of a stream. I want to com­mu­ni­cate these things with a few strokes of my brush—not all the de­tails—but the feel of the light and en­ergy of the day.”

Jenk­ins is of­ten in­spired by street scenes and al­ley­ways be­cause there are many shapes, play of lights, de­signs and ob­jects that com­pel her to paint. An­i­mals are an­other sub­ject she finds in­trigu­ing. “They have such great forms and en­ergy; the light that sparkles off their fur or feath­ers [is] so much fun to paint,” she ex­plains.

Jenk­ins’ paint­ing View from Above will be one of the juried works in the Oil Pain­ters of Amer­ica’s 27th an­nual Na­tional Juried Exhibition. The show, hap­pen­ing June 1 through Septem­ber 3, will take place at Steam­boat Art Mu­seum in Steam­boat Springs, Colorado.

Top: Pond Ice, oil, 18 x 24"

Mid­dle: Gos­sips, oil, 12 x 16"

Left: Down­town, oil, 12 x 16"

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