Artist Carol Talley

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I am currently exploring abstracted landscapes to evoke the sense of both the familiar and mysterious. Working from a background of a more realistic interpretation of place, I’m expanding into emphasizing color, texture and atmosphere to access the depth of emotional response to location. 
My greatest joy is to connect with the viewer by creating paintings that express the ineffable and transcendent.
My art-making journey started young; drawing on the walls of my house with a crayon, imitating Harold and his purple crayon, and getting scolded for it. Undaunted, I continued exploring mark making while growing up, finding my deepest connection to the world through art.
Besides studying art at UC Santa Cruz, I’ve worked with Albert Handell, Glenna Hartman, Terri Ford and Bert Collins. Collectors of my paintings include Casa Barranca Retreat Center, Ojai, CA, The Tynan Group, Santa Barbara, CA and actor John Cleese. 
Best of Show, Santa Barbara Art Association Exhibit Juror’s Choice Award, Goleta Art Association Group Show 2nd Place Award, SCAPE Landscape Show at La Arcada 3rd Place Award, Semana Nautica, Juried Exhibit 
Bachelor of Arts, University of California at Santa Cruz
Santa Barbara Art Association Gallery Los Olivos Pastel Society of the West Coast

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