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Artist Carol DeGregory


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Biography


 
    The Artistic Spirit                     

Each of us is born into this world with our own unique 'spirit'. For me it is an adventurous, artistic spirit. Even as a small child my favorite activity was art.
My love of nature leads me to a variety of subjects. I am fascinated by the beauty and vivacity of our world.
Color choices are the beginning of every painting. When I get it right I can almost hear the colors singing in a magnificent harmony. Because of this, I choose to work in pastel.
 
About Pastels  
                                      
 
 
 
 
When it comes to energ y and brilliance no other media can match  the pure pigments found in high quality soft pastels. They are ‘ready to go’, with no mixing necessary. I can e xpress myself inst antly! There is nothing between the color and the observer except for a small amount of binder, keeping things together. This wonderful media has been used for centuries. Detailed pastel drawings done by Michelangelo still exist to day with their beauty intact. They endure longer than oils because there are no ingredients to yellow with age. When used in combination with an acid-free paper and protected from strong, direct sunlight, a paste l painting can last hundreds of years.
 
Sharing the Excitement
Most of all I like to make a place for you, the viewer, in each painting. This gives my work a dreamlike, personal quality and sets it apart from many of the mechanistic images that bombard us daily.
 
Thank you for your interest in my paintings,
Carol DeGregory
 
 

ARTIST'S RESUME
 
   EDUCATION :    
   
   Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY : BS in Art Education
     Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York : Graduate Work (MFA) 
   Art Students League, New York, New York : Life Drawing

    Hipbone Studio, Portland, Oregon : Life Drawing
 
   Various Workshops, Dakota [...]

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