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Artist Carol Iglesias


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Carol Iglesias was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Her early years brought her to Calgary, Alberta and then onto Bainbridge Island, Washington. She currently lives on a beautiful, wooded, 380 acre lake near Fredericksburg, Virginia, working out of a glass enclosed studio offering an abundance of natural light and spectacular views.
 
Like many artists, Carol’s love of art began at an early age. “My parents were very supportive of my interest in art and furthering my skills.” Carol’s mother would take her from their home on Bainbridge Island, crossing the Puget Sound by ferry, to art classes at the Seattle Art Museum. Her exposure to art was further enhanced by frequently visiting regional art shows and taking multiple art classes throughout high school. She was awarded an Art Scholarship to Olympic College in Washington, where she received an Associates of Arts Degree.
 
She continued her studies at the New School of Visual Concepts in Seattle before joining her friend, mentor and college professor, Jane Wallis in her private studio.
 
Several years after putting her paints away to raise her family, Carol embarked on a three week painting excursion with Wallis, opening her back up to all of the passion she had felt since her time in college. Simply put, “I knew I would paint again after raising my family.”
 
Carol’s influence comes from the great impressionists: Monet, Cezanne, Cassatt, Sargent, Renoir, Degas, and Van Gogh, as well as the contemporary, well-established teachers who she has taken workshops with including Kevin MacPherson, Albert Handel, Liz Haywood Sullivan, Richard McKinnley, Desmond O’Hagan, Doug Dawson, Susan Ogilvie and Marla Baggetta. Iglesias has attended Plein Air Magazines, Plein Air Convention in San Diego, Santa Fe & San Francisco, participated in the Plein Air Painters’ U.S. Open on Whidbey Island, Washington and continues to paint plein [...]

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