Artist Carol Arnold

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Carol was first inspired to become a painter when as a child she became fascinated by the plein air painters her family encountered on vacations in seaside Gloucester, Massachusetts. After graduating from Vesper George School of art in Boston, Arnold spent several years working in the commercial art field before turning her attention fully to fine art painting. Carol joined the Putney Painters group in 2006. At Richard Schmid and Nancy Guzik's request, she is now leading the Putney Painters group as they concentrate their efforts on passing their knowledge through their educational and inspirational books and videos.
Arnold's work, executed primarily from life, has been steadily winning recognition, including taking the First Honor award at the Inspiring Figures Exhibition at the Butler Institute of American Art in October of 2010. She won an Honorable Mention at the Portrait Society of America's Members only competition in December of 2010, in April of 2011 she was awarded a Certificate of Excellence at the Portrait Society of America's International Portrait Competition and another Certificate of Excellence award in May of 2012. In 2015 and 2016 Carol was a part of the faculty for the Portrait Society's annual conference where she taught a figure drawing workshop with Max Ginsburg along with many other tasks. She was juried into the first annual Cape Ann Plein Air Event held in Cape Ann, Massachusetts where she spent an inspiring week painting on the shores of Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester by the Sea and Essex, with about 40 other plein air painters. To see more of Carol's work, please visit her website at www.carolarnoldfineart.com
Recent achievements:
2020    First Prize, for best Figure/Portrait in the June Plein Air Salon Art Competition
2019    First Prize, Small Stones Fine Art competition
               Finalist award, Boldbrush painting competition
2018   Honorable mention [...]

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