Carol Winner has been a professional artist for over 30 years. Her work is privately owned internationally and domestically and is included in many cooperate collections. Her current two-dimensional work combines drawing, painting and photography, using image transfer, charcoal, papers, acrylic paint and found objects. Carol loves a good story and draws from mythology, history, biography, fables and her own personal stories. She approaches a new painting as if observing a dream: not judging or questioning, trusting that it will emerge in its own good time. She plays, pushing a good composition and letting color speak its mind, consciously keeping the voice that says, “you can’t do that,” at bay, remembering van Gogh saying, “It is our obligation as artists to disregard public opinion.” At some point the mystery begins to seek resolution and definition; titles often appear at this point, mutating as Carol manipulates language, ideas and images. It is a very mysterious process that defies explanation and works best when left to its own will.
Carol feels that her current work is the most honest of her career; viewers sense and appreciate this, often connecting on a spiritual level with common stories and human experiences. Her joy of working is apparent. Carol is at her happiest in her Florida studio, listening to her muse, writing her stories in paint.