Carol Prior Watercolor Artist

Carol Prior Watercolor Artist

CAROL PRIOR

Nature and all of its wonders have always been a significant part of my life.  Watercolor painting opened my eyes even more to subtleties of color and design.  When you start painting, you begin to look at everything more carefully.  You see the subtle nuances in colors, the different patterns, and shapes of trees, rock, islands, and reflections.  I have become fascinated with these discoveries and love the realization that discoveries are everywhere just waiting for me.

Watercolor is a hobby that I began enjoying in the early 80’s.  I didn’t do much and wasn’t very good.  I attended a few workshops and read instruction books and painted a few terrible paintings a year!  Then near the end of 1989, changes occurred in my life that made me realize that time doesn’t wait– I should be following my passions instead of just passing the time.  I started painting – lots!!  My motto became – it’s only a piece of paper!  I ruined a lot of them.  Gradually they improved.

Watercolor is a tricky medium.  One of the reasons I enjoyed it so much was because it was a constant challenge.  Gradually I began to get a grip on it.  However, it is a medium that keeps you humble.  I am continually challenged and always learning.

Painting opened my eyes to the subtle nuances of nature.  I make discoveries every day and realize that there are more discoveries out there everywhere just waiting for me.  My goal is to create images that people who love nature can relate to and that will stir happy memories.

Artist Statement:    Nature and all of its wonders have always been a very important part of my life.  Watercolor painting opened my eyes even more to subtleties of color and design.  When you start painting, you begin to look at everything more carefully.  You see the subtle nuances in color, the different patterns, and shapes of trees, rocks, islands, and reflections. I have become totally fascinated with these discoveries and love the realization that new discoveries are everywhere just waiting for me.