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Carol McGill "painting in the Spirit"
"As an experimenter with a distinctive style, I owe inspiration to Matisse for creative imagery and to Monet for plein air subtleties. Creating colors of high contrast, as employed by van Gogh, is part of my process. Whatever the subject, lush oils are manipulated with a knife to create a work of passion and movement that I hope brings JOY. My studio exploration may begin with layers of paint or sheer brushwork moving forward to an almost abstract subject. After fifteen years developing my vision, my goal is to allow God's natural beauty to fill me and "Spirit to blossom."
Professional Experience & Awards
Teaching adult workshops and art classes in plein air, abstraction, and figure drawing
2012 Seacoast Church one woman show: "And It Was So," story of creation.
2011 Voted best local artist by popular voice
2010 Piccolo Spoleto one woman show: RHYTHMS of LIFE
2009 Piccolo Spoleto one woman show: charleston green - FANTASY-
2009 "100 Days of Obama" juried show participant
2008 Winner of the prestigious "Best in Show" prize of Piccolo Spoleto,
"Vanishing Landscapes", Charleston, SC
2006 Three One Woman Shows: Pacific Coast; Retro; Elements
- Winner From the Mountains to the Sea, SC Aquarium, September 2005.
- Winner & Featured Artist Cooper River Bridge Competition, April 2005.
- Featured Artist, Better Homes & Garden Special Edition, Spring 2005.
- First Place, Oils, Folly Beach. Festival of the Arts, 2003.
- Featured Artist, Atlanta Home Magazine, March 2003.
- Cover Artist, Skirt Magazine, June 2002.
Recent & Upcoming Exhibitions & Juried Show Competitions, 2005 forward
ArtFields juried inaugural show, Lake City, SC 2013
Charleston Symphony Designer Showhouse, featured artist, "Artist's Studio" 2013.
Bookfest, Columbia, SC, Feb 2010. Selected Artist
Roper Hospital, Charleston, SC, Nov 2009. Selected Artist.
Invited: May 2005: Selected Artist 12th Annual Carmel Plein Air Arts Festival. Participant, Exhibition at Gallery Elite, Carmel, CA.
Maritime Museum, Piccolo Spoleto Arts Festival, Charleston, SC. May-June 2005: "Charleston's Wild Ride," solo exhibition by Carol McGill."
Invited: April 2005: Featured Artist, Kidney Foundation Wine & Art Auction, Charlotte, NC.
Education and Workshops
Workshops: Camille Przewodek "Seeing Color" 2005;
Manning Williams, "Large Scale Paintings" 2004;
Martin Ahrens, "Making it all Connect" 2002.
The Art Students League of New York, 1998.
Mary Washington College, University of Virginia, BA. Major: Studio Art.
Her work has been featured in galleries from SC to Naples, FL. Her paintings hang in prominent personal collections from coast to coast. Her work is on permanent exhibition in: Charleston Mayor's office, Roper Hospital , Bon Secour St. Francis Hospital, Roper Mount Pleasant, the Cancer Center and Mamie Whitesides Elementary School. .
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