Artist Carol Starr

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An award-winning visual artist in high school, who experimented in multimedia, Carol pursued a professional career that encompassed legislative writing and analysis on Capitol Hill, management consulting, and public education teaching, school and system improvement. 
After retirement, my passion and focus returned to art. My work emphasizes the power of color and perspective to capture and interpret the essence and inspiration of visual glimpses that touch our deeper emotions.  I have studied oil painting with Glen Kessler at the Compass Atlier over seven years, oil and watercolor with Christine Lashley and watercolor with Michael Shibley and Dave Daniels. I painted plein air with the artist/instructor Jill Douglas in Arles, France the summer of 2019.
In 2019 my work was selected in the Gaithersburg Emerging Artists Exhibition, in the spring/summer exhibition at the Oasis Gallery, (10 paintings) and the summer/fall exhibition at the Rockville City Hall Mayor’s Office (20 paintings). Her watercolor Big Sur Shores won Honorable Mention in the Chevy Chase Women’s Show and her oil/landscape T-rusty Skiff received Honorable Mention in the 2019 Paint the Town Kensington Labor Day Show.
In 2020 the painting Lavender Fields Forever was selected for the Gaithersburg Painterly Brushstrokes Exhibition (postponed due to the pandemic). Two paintings were accepted into the 29th Annual Strathmore Juried Exhibition. The painting Georgetown Sunset was selected this spring/summer at the very competitive 7th annual Montpelier Southerner's Atlantic Juried Exhibition. My paintings were selected in the 2020 Juried Members' Rockville Art League Spring Art Show and the Rockville Art League Juried Members’ Winter Show.  The painting Dance of the Petals has been selected for the 2021 Gaithersburg Bold and Beautiful show.

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