By Carolyn Seymour

Ptarmigan Arts will present Water for the Back Room Gallery show during the month of April. This is a special retrospective exhibit of Carolyn Seymour’s wonderful landscape paintings that include water.

Carolyn Seymour resided, traveled, and studied abroad to develop her skills with various techniques in two-dimensional expressions. Her early work was mostly watercolors, oil and tempera mediums. While living in Paris, she experimented with abstract design in printmaking, silk screen, etchings, intaglio, viscosity printing, engravings, and portraiture in woodcut. Later, in the Pacific Northwest, she renewed her technique in watercolor and mastered stained-glass design. Throughout her career, she has especially enjoyed creating portraits of the changing stages and growth of her family.

Her landscape method was to sketch with pastel “en plein aire,” and then render the sketch in a larger acrylic or watercolor work, creating several works of the same subject in different mediums. She enjoys experimenting and letting serendipity play a large part in the final work, but maintains the basic goal of clear communications with the viewer.

In 2005, when Carolyn was 83, she became visually impaired. Her search for ways to create led to expressions through embossed cards that she produces each Christmas. She currently lives in Evergreen, Colorado. Carolyn is a frequent visitor to Homer where her daughter, Susan Oesting, resides. Susan manages Carolyn’s artwork at Ptarmigan Arts Gallery.

Water will open Friday, April 3 with a First Friday reception from 5-7 pm. The show will run until April 29. This opportunity to see more of Carolyn’s artwork should not be missed!

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