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Artist Carol Ann Welch


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The Artist Says:


“In painting, I hope to capture a moment, tell a story, or simply share my awe and admiration for nature’s gifts.”




Biography


Carol Ann (Rasor) Welch is a native Texan and a second-generation artist. Growing up surrounded by her mother’s beautiful oil paintings, she was fascinated with art and would rush through her school work so that she could draw horses. At age thirteen, she joined her mother in studying oil painting under S.A. Flynn of Grand Prairie. Along with several awards for her work, Carol Ann received an art scholarship to Tarrant County College, where she studied for two years. She received her B.A. in Art from the University of Dallas.
 
Carol Ann continued to paint privately while raising a family and working as a free-lance graphic artist and writer. In 2018, she decided it was time to share her work publicly. Since then, her paintings have been included in group exhibits throughout Texas, including the Museum of Western Art in Kerrville, the Pearce Museum in Corsicana, and the Bosque Art Center in Clifton. Carol Ann is an Associate member in the American Plains Artists and Oil Painters of America. She currently resides in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with her husband Rick, a professional photographer.
 
Artist Statement
 
As a painter, I seek to capture a moment, tell a story, or simply share my awe and love of nature. Animals are my passion and my favorite subject, but westerns also hold a place in my heart. Whether I’m painting wildlife, livestock, or folks, it’s important to me to get the anatomy right, so I do lots of research on body structures. Most importantly, I want to express the subject’s spirit in a way that makes an empathetic connection with the viewer. I want to draw the viewer into the scene’s atmosphere and mood, so that they feel the wind and hear the rustle of the grass.
 
I am an intuitive painter. I enjoy following where the painting leads, [...]

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