Artist: Carol A. Welsh // Welcome to my online art gallery

 Carol A. Welsh Art Gallery

About me & my art

“I came into the world of art at a late stage in my life.  After moving to Dallas, Texas in January of 2000, I decided that in order to get out of the house and meet people, I would take a few classes at the local recreation center.  I very quickly learned that in order to do oil and watercolor, I would need to be able to draw first… and that was the beginning.  I took courses at the local community college and quickly decided that I love painting and drawing.  It is a decision I have not regretted and something that I have come to love dearly.

I am particularly drawn to painting water and wildlife.  Water can be displayed as very calm and serene or in an intense and extreme manner.  Animals are the same as they exhibit many similar qualities.  This is what I like to present to people through my art.  It excites me when I see people looking at my work and exhibiting the same emotions I felt when I was painting the subject.”

What others say:

Carol is drawn to painting water and wildlife.  Water can be displayed as very calm and serene or in an intense and extreme manner.  Animals are the same as they exhibit many similar qualities.  This is what Carol likes to present to people through her art.

Working on a new painting

“From the beginning of my artistic endeavors, I have worked in various mediums, beginning first in oil, moving to watercolor, pastels, pen and ink and collage.  Most recently, I have begun to experiment with colored pencils.

Of all the mediums that I have worked in, I find colored pencils to be the most exciting.  I love the vibrant, translucent colors they produce, as well as the ability to render photo-realistic paintings.   As I have a keen eye for attention to detail, I find working a painting that requires me to focus completely and render detail in this very finely tuned manner, to be very stimulating as well as challenging. Color Pencils provides me with all of this.  I know in my heart that I will paint as long as I can see. “

Selected group exhibitions & awards

  • 2009 “Plano here, Plano there, Plano every where”, City Hall Exhibition at Plano, Texas;
  • 2006 “Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA) exhibition at 14th Street Gallery in Plano, Texas;
  • 2005, 2008 Exhibition at the Dallas Public Library on Frankford in Dallas, Texas.

“My work is done when I have captured the essence of the subject”