Carolyn Dodson-Grimm

Carolyn loves what paint does, applying it onto the canvas in a variety of ways whether it’s smooth and matter-of-fact, thin, with a variety of background colors popping through here and there, or thick and luscious – so much so, that it feels “yummy.” In fact, she uses paint to express her thoughts, feelings and experiences. “Paint is the vehicle I use to get my emotions out. I use it to express how I feel about everything from a beautiful landscape, to the love I feel for my husband and children.”

Although Carolyn expresses her painting in an Abstract Expressionist style, she has been trained in traditional methods throughout many of her years of schooling. “I see shapes, color combinations, contrasts and all kinds of ways to change a vase of flowers, a simple landscape, or the beauty of a couple sharing their love for one another, into a work of art. I add a spiritual component to each piece of work whenever possible. Life offers so much subject matter to work with, all I do is capture the emotion of the moment and put it down on canvas!”